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Rita Falk: Hannes
"Seriously, Hannes, it's spring now and you just lie there, not moving. When I cycled home this morning everything smelt of spring. And you know that once spring's here, summer isn't far away. And this would be the first summer in twenty one years I'd be spending without you. The thought makes me shudder..."
With Hannes , bestselling author Rita Falk has gifted us with a genuine, universal story about unconditional friendship and loss, about love and death, which shall leave nobody untouched.
Rights have been sold to Italy, The Netherlands, Israel and Korea. An English sample translation is available for download.
Bestselling Bavarian Crime Novels!
Rita Falk's debut novel Winter Potato Dumplings was on the hardcover bestseller list for 69 weeks and 17 weeks on the paperback bestseller list. The sequels Steam-Bread Blues and Boar's Head, Rare also hit the bestseller list right upon publication. Her next novel will be published in November of this year. In total, more than 750.000 copies of her books have been sold so far.
Top Title Literary Fiction
"On the ground lay a rope - that was all."
The doom of blind obsession.
In a remote village, enclosed by vast forests, a couple of farmers and their families lead a content and simple life, barely touched by the ongoings in the world. One day, a seemingly insignificant occurrence turns the small world of the villagers upside down: a piece of rope is found on one of the meadows close to the forest, leading into the woods, and it seems that there is no end to it. After a quick first foray into the woods, almost all the able-bodied men of the village decide to follow the rope until the very end. A kafka-esque trip ensues…
THE ROPE by Stefan aus dem Siepen is one of those small, quiet, literary novels which manage to draw you in almost immediately and will not let go of you until you reach the end.
Dora Heldt stays on top!
With her latest novel We Might Still Be Hot , bestselling author Dora Heldt has created another instantaneous hit on the bestselling list, remaining in the top 12 for 37 weeks so far and having almost 500.000 copies sold.
A lively and entertaining novel about everything that plagues women in their menopause: what makes them tick and itch, what they repress or fight against by any means possible. Funny and sympathetic.
Rights to books by Dora Heldt have been sold to the US/UK, France, Spain and Italy (amongst others).
Almost 3 million copies of Dora Heldt's books have been sold in the German language.
Other titles by Dora Heldt:
Penalty For Love (teenagers)