LANDLEBEN. Von einer, die raus zog/
COUNTRY LIFE. From Someone who Moved Out.
Ca. 350 pages
"A journey to personal happiness."
Many dream about it – she has dared to do it
House, farm and animal: a somewhat different way to become happy
Hilal Sezgin lived in a big city, had a permanent position and was a couch-potato in her leisure time who liked to sleep in. Now she not only has manure-resistant boots, but also sheep, goats, geese, chickens and cats. And especially: a house in the country.
The author takes the reader on a very personal journey towards happiness. She writes about the hoped for advantages and unexpected problems of life in the country, from looking for the perfect house to building stables, preserving fruit and correct animal husbandry. But the forgoing of the usual comforts is mostly juxtaposed to a new form of self-determination. A life without has first and foremost become a life with: “a life with a wide panorama view from all the windows, a life with the seasons, a life with animals, a life with snow in the winter, cuckoo calls in the spring, relaxing in one’s own garden in the summer as well as collecting mushrooms and preserving orgies in the fall.”
the daughter of a Turkish father and a German mother, was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1970. She is a philosopher, vegan, Muslim, bibliomaniac and cat lover and lives as a freelance journalist in the Lüneburg Heath where she enjoys the daily pleasures and efforts of country life. Her novel “Mihriban pfeift auf Gott” was published by DuMont Buchverlag in 2009.
Hilal Sezgin wurde 1970 in Frankfurt am Main geboren. Sie lebt als freie Publizistin in der Lüneburger Heide. Dort genießt sie die täglichen Freuden und Anstrengungen des Landlebens. 2009 erschien ihr Roman ›Mihriban pfeift auf Gott‹ im DuMont Buchverlag.