Fiction Autumn 2021



Martin Becker

Small-Town Colours


Date of publication: September 13, 2021
Hardcover | 288 pages
Pinscher doesn't eat – he gorges; he doesn't drink – he downs; he doesn't have a cigarette – he chain-smokes; he doesn't work – he toils. He weighs in at nearly three hundred pounds, and stands a...

Hanns-Josef Ortheil


Tale of a Rebirth

Date of publication: October 18, 2021
Hardcover | 304 pages
"Ombra" is the story of a man brought back from the brink of death: In the summer of 2019, Hanns-Josef Ortheil discovers that he suffers from severe chronic heart failure. Complications arise dur...

Terézia Mora

Spot Trajectory

A living and working diary

Date of publication: September 20, 2021
Hardcover | 288 pages
For seven years, starting on her forty-third birthday, Terézia Mora has regularly recorded her thoughts and observations in a blog with short texts. In these entries, the multi-award-winning auth...

Dirk Bernemann

Coming Home


Date of publication: September 13, 2021
Hardcover | 224 pages
Gunnar Bäumer left the province for Berlin seven years ago, when he was in his late twenties, but has to return home for a week to house-sit for his parents. His return coincides with the annual ...

Ellen Sandberg

The Secret


Date of publication: October 25, 2021
Hardcover | 432 pages
Munich, 2020. Monika is a strong woman, but life hasn't been easy for her. Her mother Helga abandoned her when she was nine years old – to this day, she doesn't know why. Helga is a dark spot on ...

Jo Lendle

A Kind of Family


Date of publication: August 30, 2021
Hardcover | 368 pages
We don't choose the times we live in nor the times that shape us. Neither did Lud and Alma. Lud, who was born in 1899, and his brother Wilhelm revere Bach and Hölderlin, and share the same unatta...

Khuê Pham

Brothers and Ghosts


Date of publication: September 13, 2021
Hardcover | 304 pages
She is 30 years old and her name is Kieu, like the girl in the most famous work of Vietnamese literature. But she prefers to go by "Kim" because it's easier in Berlin. In 1968, her parents had co...

Ulrike Draesner



Date of publication: October 4, 2021
Hardcover | 184 pages
Doggerland, a delta the size of Germany at the confluence of Thames and Rhine, was the old heart of Europe and centre of the Stone Age world. This borderland and continental bridge – submerged fo...

Florian Gottschick



Date of publication: August 30, 2021
Hardcover | 320 pages
Twelve-year-old Henrietta, whom everyone calls Henry, lives in Berlin's Wilmersdorf district and is longing for adventure. When her overprotective mother leaves her brand-new BMW on the street wi...

Jan-Philipp Sendker

The Rebel and the Thief


Date of publication: August 30, 2021
Hardcover | 320 pages
18-year-old Niri, his parents and his siblings are living a modest, but secure existence as employees in a wealthy family's villa. But then the pandemic arrives: Niri's whole family is made redun...

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