Richard Schuberth liest bei ZehnSeiten.de aus "Chronik einer fröhlichen Verschwörung"
The story of an unusual friendship and an unusual coup. A seventy-year-old philosopher and a seventeen-year-old girl join forces to prevent the publication of a best-selling author’s new novel.
»Could you put me up for a few weeks?« Seventeen-year-old Biggy is standing at seventyyear-old academic Ernst Katz’s door. They’ve met only once before – on a train journey to Vienna, and the girl happened to catch eccentric Katz’s attention because of her sharptongued impudence.
Katz, the last surviving dinosaur of critical theory certainly hadn’t reckoned on meeting her again quite so soon. He takes her in, does his best to curb her rebellious nature and confides his plan to thwart a successful young author’s holocaust novel – a book about an exceptional woman with whom Katz shares a secret. But their audacious scheme looks set to fail …
Richard Schuberth’s novel is a modern picaresque tale starring a pair of disparate mavericks.