ONE HUNDRED WOMEN
“Martina Zöllner has earned entrance into the young literature scene. Her debut novel is a successful mile-stone in her career.” FAZ (on “Bleibtreu”)
“Remarkable sense of style.” Der Spiegel (on “Bleibtreu”)
Sex, lies and headlines
Roberta Ostertag is over forty; in fact she is more like in her mid-forties. She did without family – in favour of her work as a journalist. She also is lacking the suitable man. Roberta is an editor at the daily newspaper in the state capital of Saarbrücken; her interviews with local political celebrities are published as the lead stories. But Roberta’s passion lies somewhere else: She spoke with one hundred women about the things that they normally conceal. The explorations of female taboo zones have just been published as a book.
A tabloid then expresses the suspicion that Roberta herself is behind of the interviewees – and she is accused of having an affair with Adrian Schwartz, the undersecretary in the education ministry. Although she hardly knows him, she meets Schwartz in order to agree on a mutual strategy against the accusations … .
Martina Zöllner relates the story of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in a snappy, clever and wicked fashion.
Martina Zöllner works as a television editor. Her novel “Bleibtreu” was published 2003 by DuMont.