Back to the World
- date of publication: 31.10.2002
- 192 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-25227-1
- Deutschland: 15,90 €
- Österreich: 16,40 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-24259-3
- E-Book Deutschland: 8,99 €
"Oh, you shouldn't have!", was mother's invariable comment upon receiving her birthday and Christmas presents. Now, after her death, her only daughter finds all the expensive scarves and creams in a cupboard, unused. And she finds more. In a box, diligently hidden, she discovers photos that show her mother with the love of her life: a woman.
Elke Heidenreich's stories attempt to stop the breakneck speed of time at least for a moment. The futility of the effort results in either in an elegiac mood – or in a healthy dose of irony. It is the events that stand out from the treadmill of everyday life that fire Elke Heidenreich's imagination. Such as the train ride during which a woman recalls her first love affair. She disembarks, searches for the man, finds him and repeats their first night together.