Coverbild The Giant von Stefan aus dem Siepen, ISBN-978-3-423-26025-1

The Giant

Tilman Wölzinger was supposed to be a roofer – just like his father and grandfather before him – but it wasn’t long before his size prevented him from following in the footsteps of his forbears. At seventeen he reached a height of two meters six, and now, at two metres thirty-nine, he is the tallest man in Germany. As Tilman continues to gain in height, he loses his girlfriend and his job but becomes a media sensation, his fame increasing in proportion to his size. However he doesn’t just grow taller, he grows in other ways too, learning to play the piano and becoming a discerning reader. But before long his frame outstrips its surroundings; too tall for his parental home, he has a log cabin of sorts built, where he is able to retreat from his petit-bourgeois origins. He is now a giant by profession – and learns how to make the best of it. But ultimately his life is threatened by his size – if he keeps on growing, his heart will eventually fail him.

Stefan aus dem Siepen tells the touching story of a man who grows to be an outsider and comes to see it as an advantage. A poignant novel full of surprising twists, imbued with gentle irony.

200 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-26025-1

Rights sold: France, Korea
About the author
Portrait des Autors Stefan aus dem Siepen

Stefan aus dem Siepen

Stefan aus dem Siepen, born in 1964, studied law and entered a diplomatic career in 1992. After postings in Bonn, Luxemburg, Shanghai and Moscow, he is currently working for the Foreign Office in Berlin. He has published two more novels (“Luftschiff” and “Die Entzifferung der Schmetterlinge”).
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