Rene Freund liest bei zehnSeiten.de aus "Liebe unter Fischen"
Love Among Fishes
- date of publication: 28.01.2013
- 208 Pages
- Deuticke Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-552-06209-2
- Deutschland: 17,90 €
- Österreich: 18,40 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-06216-0
- E-Book Deutschland: 8,99 €
Fred Firneis, a sensationally successful and widely-read poet, is burnt out after too many alcohol-saturated years on the frontline of literature. His publisher, Susanne Beckmann, runs her cash-cow to earth in his Berlin-Kreuzberg apartment and dispatches him to a wooden shack deep in the Austrian Alps. In Grünbach-am-See there is neither electricity nor mobile reception, and with the help and support of August, the forest ranger whose worldview is very special, Firneis gradually begins to regain his strength.
But then this rural paradise is disrupted by the arrival of Mara, a Slovakian biologist who is writing her doctoral thesis on the minnow. Phoxinus phoxinus is a fascinating and sociable little fish, and before long Fred finds himself taking great interest in all the nuances of the creature’s biology, behaviour and psychology – but most of all in Mara herself. He starts to write again at last, and everything is going swimmingly until his idyllic existence is suddenly overshadowed by dark clouds: one day Mara simply disappears.
An offbeat alpine comedy with a dramatic climax in Berlin; fast-paced, surprising and highly entertaining.
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