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I Think, Therefore I am... Mad!

The yo-yo effect is something many have painfully experienced at first hand after a diet, but are you also familiar with the big-fish-little-pond effect, the Mona Lisa syndrome and the TINA syndrome? There are countless psychological principles and phenomena we know little about, and yet on a ...

Rights sold: Korea, Russia, Turkey

Treasure Hunting in the Caribbean

dtv Tiger Eye - Treasure Hunt

Luzie's father, Captain Tim Timm is unexpectedly hired by a shipping company that specialises in salvaging shipwrecks - and for Luzie that means summer holidays in the Caribbean! However it has to be said that life on board the Constantina is far from idyllic, as Elena Wagner, the company's ...

Rights sold: Latvia, Korea, Poland, Chinese (simplified characters), Turkey

Hanno Draws Himself a Dragon

With illustrations in black and white by Mary Rahn

Hanno had been looking forward to going to school, but his classmates make fun of him because he is too fat. This depresses him terribly; he doesn't do his homework or have fun playing. On his way home from school, he sits down on a park bench and begins to draw figures in the sand with a little stick.
Rights sold: Spain (cat., basque), Japan, Korea, Rhaeto-Romance, Turkey, PR China

End in Sight

"About all the good reasons to die and all the much betterreasons to stay alive."

At the age of 70, Hella wants to die. In Switzerland, in a hospital. And so she sets depression. out on her journey. Her aging Passat will manage this final trip. But then, just as she gets ...


Spacemen

Buildings can be demolished and rebuilt; memories can not

Jan and his parents speak very little with eachother and certainly not about the past. It isn't until Mr. Kern appears that the family's fragile equilibrium begins to unravel. What kind of relationship did Jan's ...


Tupolew 134

In her new novel, Antje Rávic Strubel gives us a highjacked plane and a difficult, if not impossible, quest for the truth. She has taken a real story as her inspiration: in 1978 a Tupolew 134 was hijacked by two citizens from East Germany who were on a flight from Gdansk to West Berlin. The ...
Rights sold: Slovenia, China

Nietzsche for Beginners. The Birth of Tragedy

A Reading Introduction.

It was Nietzsche himself who called his first publication a "bold book", a "book suitable perhaps for artists with a side inclination to analytical and retrospective capability, full of psychological innovation and artists' secrecies, with the metaphysics of an artist in the back of his mind, a ...
Rights sold: Italy, Korea

A Place Called Home

"You should experience your happiness twice!"

On Maya Winter's 30th birthday, a strange man bursts into the family party and greets Maya's grandmother Charlotte with the words: "Hello, Lottie! It's me, Muck." The 90-year-old lady faints. Who is this man about whom ...

Volume: 3

Wild Years

"I wish I had been a good mother to you."

"She would love to tell her mother that she now has a daughter. Paula suddenly feels a flash of longing for her mother although she hasn't missed her all these years."
In the waning years of the 1960s, young Paula - chomping at the bit ...

Volume: 2

Days of Light

How can you become the woman you want to be?

One mild summer's night in 1906, young, headstrong Lisette, the daughter of wealthy builder Otto Winter, secretly runs away from her parents' home and everything she previously knew as her life. Her heart belongs to fashion design and to ...

Volume: 1

It’s Snowing Over There

The magic of a Christmas evening

The residents of an old apartment building are looking forward to the approaching Christmas season with something less than enthusiasm. On every floor, in every apartment, chaos, conflict or loneliness rule the day. Five-yearold Jules is the only ...


Immortality Isn’t a Solution Either

A Goethe-Schiller disaster

In 2014, the crisis-shaken book market causes even the sales of works by German classics Goethe and Schiller to plummet, which is why their publisher Cotta sends the two gentlemen (now 265 and 255 years old) on a reading tour. The itinerary will culminate in an open-air reading of Faust. Only ...

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