First day of sale: 13.01.2016
LENAS LIEBE / LENA’S LOVE
"If you leave me one day, I'll come with".
Lena was an actress, until she returned to her small town following the death of her mother. It was as if she was at the end of her life though she was in the middle of it. She met her former lover Ludwig again, he was a priest, until he "opted for reality over truth". Lena knows: "What used to be, can never be again". She is looking for a sense in her life and for her feelings for Ludwig.
Lena rents a room with Dahlmann, he was the love of her mother's life, although he was only to become the best man at her wedding. Dahlmann has a secret. Following his past, Lena goes to Auschwitz and discovers a small town in the country.
"Whoever tells, has a question". Judith Kuckart tells the touching story of a self-willed woman. The deeper one bores into the web of her life the more questions that surface, even the answers fall into a state between reality and desire: why is every perception a recognition? Why are memories of a love stronger than the love itself? Why is it that life fits as poorly as the wrong piece of clothing sometimes?
A novel about the absence of consolation and the uncertainty of love: "Always longing for the moments that never were".
Judith Kuckart, geboren 1959 in Schwelm (Westfalen), lebt als Autorin und Regisseurin in Berlin und Zürich. Sie veröffentlichte bei DuMont den Roman ›Lenas Liebe‹ (2002), der 2012 verfilmt wurde, den Erzählband ›Die Autorenwitwe‹ (2003), die Neuausgabe ihres Romans ›Der Bibliothekar‹ (2004) sowie die Romane ›Kaiserstraße‹ (2006), ›Die Verdächtige‹ (2008), ›Wünsche‹ (2013) und ›Dass man durch Belgien muss auf dem Weg zum Glück‹ (2015). Judith Kuckart wurde mit zahlreichen Literaturpreisen und Stipendien ausgezeichnet.