Olga Flor liest bei zehnSeiten.de aus "Die Koenigin ist tot"
The Queen is Dead
- date of publication: 27.08.2012
- 224 Pages
- ISBN 978-3-552-05578-0
- Deutschland: 18,90 €
- Österreich: 19,50 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-05593-3
- E-Book Deutschland: 14,99 €
An ambitious young European woman sets out to climb the social ladder in the USA, hell-bent on bettering herself at any cost. She finds the solution in marrying media tycoon Duncan, considerably older and fabulously well off. She calls herself Lilly, becomes a mother, lives in a beachside mansion and becomes rapidly spoilt by her husband’s apparently boundless influence as she basks in the shadow of his power. But the family idyll soon loses its appeal for Duncan, who decides to exchange his young wife for the even younger and more interesting TV presenter Ann – passing Lilly on to his corporation’s second-in-command, Alexander, in a suitably civilised manner.
Alexander and Lilly move into the chic penthouse of a prominent high-rise which Duncan has graciously bestowed on them; but no sooner have they crossed the threshold than they start cooking up a radical plan with far-reaching consequences…
Olga Flor sends her Lady Macbeth into battle with stylistic virtuosity. The outcome is an excoriating and darkly funny love story that explores the interplay between sexual attraction and violence, cunning and emotion, responsibility and guilt.