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The Game of the Night Girls

Sixteen-year-old Annamaria will never forget that “Dirty Thursday”: A harmless Carnival tradition spells doom for the young girl. And yet no one is willing to believe what happened to Annamaria, who has been living with a negligent and unloving foster mother since her parents’ untimely deaths. Her fate seems to improve when she is chosen to live in the “house of the happy family.” She grows increasingly hopeful since she has always dreamed of being part of a picture-perfect family. Super-mother Liane rules the roost here, and she seems to have everything in perfect working order. A professional guidance counselor, her rules are strict. And yet, is Liane’s family life really all that flawless?

- An ambitious and compelling story about home, identity, and the seemingly perfect family

Praise for Raven Women

“A moving book that leads you into the abyss. You will never forget it.” Sibylle Peine (dpa), Offenbach Post

“A relentless book that inspires reflection.” Indra Lindenau, Weser Kurier


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
496 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-21918-1
23. April 2021