First day of sale: 21.02.2019
LUCY SCHRÖDERS GESAMMELTE WAHRHEITEN/
LUCY SCHRÖDER’S COLLECTED TRUTHS
A Novel, ca. 320 pp., Autumn 2016
An involuntary heroine, a run-down department store and the love oracle of a pallid fish.
“Linguistically refined and told with a great degree of fantasy.” - Jana Felgenhauer, STERN
on Die erstaunliche Wirkung von Glück
“When love comes rushing towards you. Just stand still. Some survive.”
Lucy Schröder would not recognize love even if it was just in front of her nose.
When she was 7 years old her father caught her when busy with a series of tests on the functioning of kissing, and drummed into her head to keep a fair distance to love and feelings too strong. Now she is grown-up – and still following this advice.
Successfully she repels all advances.
Her life as a designer of fortune-telling snowglobes is interesting enough without the presence of other people, in her opinion.
But one day, everything changes.
As if the candyfloss machine in heaven was running wild, affection is wrapping Lucy up from all sides: she has taken up a job as a consultant in the run down department store Schönstedt, and there her colleagues are so friendly and loving that she cannot help but open up. The result is an absolute loss of control, what else. Lucy falls in love. Head over heel. Heart and soul. From A to Z.
Even the oracle of the pale fish which Lucy is just building for a snowglobe cannot help, it suggests: “Dress warmly, it’s getting hot.”
Susann Rehlein, geboren in Leipzig, hat Germanistik und Slawistik studiert. Sie arbeitet als Journalistin und Lektorin und lebt in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Bei DuMont erschien bislang ›Die erstaunliche Wirkung von Glück‹ (2015).