Geschichten aus der Sprechstunde
First day of sale: 03.10.2013
BIS DER ARZT KOMMT. Aufzeichnungen aus dem Wartezimmer/ UNTIL THE DOCTOR IS COMING. Notes from the Waiting Room
About 140 pp.
Entertaining stories from the doctor’s office
Reading is the best medicine
Wouldn’t it be better if fish swam in waiting room drinking water dispensers? Why is the receptionist in the doctor’s office always so damned good-looking? Why is one physician so uncommunicative and the other so talkative? And especially: What does all of this have to do with me?
Mariana Leky carries out humorous field research in the medical practice. “Der Nächste bitte” is a book for everyone who wants to amuse himself and stay healthy at the same time. Because reading is the best medicine.
Mariana Leky was born in Cologne in 1973 and currently makes her home in Berlin. After training as a bookseller, she studied cultural journalism at the University of Hildesheim. DuMont Buchverlag published a set of short stories Liebesperlen /Pearls of Love (2001), as well as the novels Erste Hilfe/ First Aid (2004), Die Herrenausstatterin/The Gentlemen’s Tailor (2010), Bis der Arzt kommt/Until the Doctor Comes. Stories from the Office Hours (2013) and Was man von hier aus sehen kann / What We Can See From Here (2017). In 2000, she has won the Allegra Prize for her first set of short stories. She was honored with the Lower Saxony Literary Advancement Award and a grant from the State of Bavaria for her short story collection, Pearls of Love. In 2005, she was awarded the Advancement Prize for Young Artists, in the category Poetry/Writing, from the State of North Rhine-Westfalia for her novel First Aid.