First day of sale: 24.10.2020
ALEXA HENNIG VON LANGE
A Novel, 320 pp.
First published in 1997 – the cult novel of pop-literature celebrates its 20th anniversary
“A work of importance and great skills, comparable to J. D. Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’” – DIE ZEIT
In “Relax” Alexa Henning von Lange is telling about young people who are familiar with all drugs available – marihuana, cocaine, ecstasy or just unidentifiable pills.
It’s time to party. In best Bukowsky-tradition there is a lot and blunt talk about sex: next to ecstasy and beer it is a quick remedy against deathly boredom – if need be with the help of Harald the vibrator.
“Relax” is a trip through a weekend, rapidly cut with brisk dialogues. And it is a love story: cool and completely immoral, outrageously funny and amazingly heartrending.
Alexa Hennig von Lange, born in 1973, became one of the most successful authors of her generation with her debut novel ›Relax‹ in 1997. This was followed by numerous other novels, stories, plays and YA books. DuMont published the novels ›Risiko‹ (2007) and ›Peace‹ (2009). Alexa Hennig von Lange was awarded the German YA Literature Prize in 2001. She lives in Berlin with her husband and five children.