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Hannes

Two young men, friends since early child-hood, speed away on their trip into life. Until the accident. Uli believes fiercely that Hannes will awake from his coma, soon. He visits him daily, even though his community service at the "Bird's Nest", a mental health clinic, is ...

Rights sold: France, Italy, The Netherlands, Israel, Korea

Who We Are

"STOP STARING AT THE MURDERERS!

Stop asking over and over how evil comes into the world. It has always been here. Let go of Hitler, be pitiless and deny the perpetrators their dark glory. Despise them.

Over here! Look at these people, face the real mystery:

HOW DOES ...


The Inmates

Four inmates of the St. Ägidius mental home revitalize their institution's finances and then float it on the stock market. What can you expect, after all, from three former top executives and a former executive PA?

An ex-financial director, Dr. Wilhelm Löhring is ...


The German Passion for Pasta Salad and Other Strange Stories

24 short stories

Rafik Schami has been living in Germany for almost 40 years now, but he has not lost his marvelling and critical look at German everyday life. In his inimitable charming way he writes about the Germans and their linguistical quirks, is astonished about the unshakeable consistency with which ...

Rights sold: Italy

Swimming

Swimming is a special art. It is not only a sport or a way to stay afloat; it is also the most immediate experience of water and its variability. John von Düffel, author and long-distance swimmer, accounts for the various contacts of a swimmer with his element, of his exposedness, his ...


Together Can be Even Harder

There are new adventures in store for the likeable gang of senior squatters. Rosa (71), Konrad (72) and Leo (73) live in a dilapidated old villa, along with the money they have acquired by underhand means - money they intend to launder through a variety of fanciful ventures. When granddaughter ...

Volume: 2

The Game of the Night Girls

Sixteen-year-old Annamaria will never forget that "Dirty Thursday": A harmless Carnival tradition spells doom for the young girl. And yet no one is willing to believe what happened to Annamaria, who has been living with a negligent and unloving foster mother since her parents' untimely deaths.


The Red Orchestra

The first novel to be written about the lives and deaths of the women in the Red Orchestra.
Sabine Friedrich, author of the resistance novel Who We Are dedicates her work to the fates of those who resisted Hitler, with particular focus on the women. She deftly knits the lives and deaths of ...

Gregor Knows

Welcome to Gregor's World

"You look very pretty today," Gregor told the clerk at the indoor pool. A tiny, astonished smile brightened the woman's face…"

Gregor is fourteen and somehow different. He wears strange clothes, has a very strict sense of tidiness, ...


The Letter

Imagine receiving a letter that questions everything you previously held to be true. This is precisely the predicament Marie, a woman in her early 30s, finds herself in as she reads the missive an old school friend has sent her. The letter describes Marie's life in Paris-her husband Victor, the ...


Red Raven

The spy inside your own borders
In late summer 1951, Detective inspector Heller and his family are returning to Dresden from their state-authorized vacation on the Baltic Sea. His wife Karin will be leaving again immediately, having unexpectedly received permission to visit ...
Volume: 4

Lennart Malmkvist and Olaf Tryggvason’s Surprisingly Perfidious Plan

The enchanting finale in the series featuring Lennart Malmkvist and his talking pug
The happy ending to Lennart Malmkvist´s adventure is just as unpredictable as a sunny winterday in Sweden. Pug Bölthorn has been severely wounded in a fight with the black wizard has almost ...
Volume: 3