Korea (JNB Publishing), Latvia (AS Diena)
Johannes has two women and two problems: Lisa and his mother. Lisa leaves him, and he can't leave his mother. When he has almost made it, she turns to the last resort. A moving yet funny story about love and the burden of family ties.
Johannes is at home, alone. His wife has left him, and the days begin with banalities. How to get the lid off the yoghurt in one piece? Then the postman delivers a letter telling him that someone else is to get his job. Johannes is to be transferred to Brazil. He is at the end of his tether. But even a wifeless husband still has a mother, and a mother knows when her son is suffering. She is sure to call when he's at his wit's end and in no mood for probing questions: How is Lisa? How's the job going? Do you have enough money, son? And all of this now, when he wants to be left alone. But his mother is lonely, too, and wheelchair-bound, and Johannes must ask himself whether he can leave behind a helpless woman who may need attention even more than he does.
Bernd Schroeder tells the never-ending love story of a man with the first woman in his life: humourously, sometimes ironically, but always with affection.