Seven and a Half Lives

Seven and a Half Lives

Peter Henisch

What should a writer do if his protagonist suddenly sits next to him and starts commenting on his work? Paul Spielmann tries to ignore Max Stein as best he can. But as it turns out, this isn’t a good idea.

Author Paul Spielmann, who likes sitting and writing on a park bench, is confused. Is the man who sits down suddenly and very close to him a harmless nutcase or a real psychopath? Does he really imagine that Spielmann’s novel Stein’s Paranoia is about him? It turns out that his name is Max Stein too, just like Spielmann’s protagonist, and there seem to be other parallels between them too. The following day, Spielmann sits on a different bench. But he can’t shake off Stein that easily – soon he turns up again. When he decides to start working from home, Stein begins to plan Spielmann’s abduction.

Peter Henisch switches playfully between facts and fiction, life and literature, as only a truly great storyteller can.

Seven and a Half Lives


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