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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

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

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 mother have with Mr. ...


Leavers’ Ball

"People tell each other stories in order to survive-but for death they need music." Marten feels most at home in graveyards: they are quiet and their trees offer plenty of shade. Even as a child he was the odd one out-and as an adult he takes up the profession that fits him like a lid fits ...

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

Forgotten by Autumn

Three women, three lives.

It's too late for reconciliation: for ten years Maja Sternberg has had no contact with her mother Lilli - and now Lilli is dead. The police in Vienna suspect suicide, but Maja doesn't want to believe it. In her mother's flat, she finds Lilli's birth ...


The Last Picture

The mystery of the enigmatic Isdal Woman When the writer Eva accidentally comes across a identikit picture in a newspaper, her life is suddenly thrown off course. It is the image of a woman who died violently in Bergen, Norway, in November 1970, and whose identity was never determined. But ...

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.


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 ...


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