Fuckin Sushi

Marc Degens

Fuckin Sushi

Roman

320 pages

First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-9747-6

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MARC DEGENS
FUCKIN SUSHI
A Novel
ca. 300 pp.
Spring 2015


‘Marc Degens is the kafkian-joycian Strindberg of Generation X for Beckett-readers who like to read comics while watching TV.’ Dietmar Dath

‘A novel, more even a soundtrack, as warm as the last days of the summer holidays and as excited as a hand slipped inside a bikini.’ Jonas Leppin, KULTURSPIEGEL

‘Degens manages to evoke the feeling that anything is possible in life.’ Kendra Stenzel, Kölner Stadtanzeiger

‘Marc Degens gets the pace and the sound right in his story set around a school band. To a large extent, ‘Fuckin Sushi’ is a thrillingly written homage to the unregulated, the non-reflected, and the chasteness of youth – whereby the overtones of a modern experience of ‘no future’ also add up here. The story remains captivating to the end.’ – Jens Uthoff, TAZ

A book about growing up and a sharp portrait of the abandoned Bonn republic.
The story of a band – from its founding to its break up
A novel about a time in life when almost anything seems possible

A school band from Bonn – Fuckin Sushi. They sing in German and rock, loudly and at length. In the pedestrian area of Bad Muenster Eifel, at the summer party for armed forces relatives or in the Bla. A You Tube video makes the four famous. However, after a brief tour, Niels the narrator of the novel is thrown out of the band just before his final exams. Using his deceased grandmother’s inheritance, he travels to New York and writes about his experiences.
Fuckin Sushi is a wild, touching book about the sense of security you can only experience as a young person in a punk band amongst friends.

The chandeliers suspended from the ceiling shake. Music came out of our arms and legs, quite automatically. It was raw, hard and honest. I felt like a new person. Bonn must come down. The whole bloody planet.

Marc Degens
born in 1971 in Essen, he lives in Toronto. His bands are called Doda, Stendal Blast, Die blutjungen Dilettanten and Superschiff. In 2014, he was awarded the Hugo-Ball prize for literature. Fuckin Sushi is his first novel to be published with Dumont.

Marc Degens

Marc Degens, geboren 1971 in Essen, lebt in Toronto. Seine Bands hießen Doda, Stendal Blast, Die blutjungen Dilettanten und Superschiff. 2014 wurde er mit dem Hugo-Ball-Literaturförderpreis ausgezeichnet. Er veröffentlichte bislang die Romane ›Hier keine Kunst‹ und ›Das kaputte Knie Gottes‹. Seine Romankolumne ›Unsere Popmoderne‹ erschien in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung und in Volltext. ›Fuckin Sushi‹ ist sein erster Roman im Dumont Buchverlag.