A passionate and breathtaking text about the burning yearning for a life before death - Julya Rabinowich is a new voice in contemporary German literature, a voice that makes us sit up and listen.
A husband takes his wife to hospital for heart surgery. The cardiologist who will be performing the operation is matter-of-fact and detached. The operation is successful, and the woman is able to go back home only a few weeks later. Everything would be fine, if it weren't for her dreams - dreams that seem more real than her actual existence. She can't seem to find her way back into it, to her life before the operation. She feigns an emergency and is taken back to hospital. Once there, she starts searching obsessively for the man who saved her life. Surely he will understand what's happening, he must, he knows her better than anyone else - after all he has touched her heart.