The new book by Heinz Strunk tells kind of a North German ‘Death in Venice’, only the temptations are less subtle than those of his colleague from Lübeck at the time: a middle-class hero, the lawyer and writer named Roth, leaves to Niendorf for a longer break: he plans to write an important book, a reckoning with his family. But although he has carefully chosen the location – he won’t easily run into his kind in this petty bourgeois Baltic resort – he soon gets caught by an unexpected character: a beach chair hirer who is also the owner of the local liquor shop. Initially brought together by circumstance their relationship gradually turns into necessity. The liquor store owner’s girlfriend, who is not a dream girl in any aspect joins them as a third person. At the end of this summer, Roth has completely left his old world behind and he is a different person…Since his first novel ‘Fleisch ist mein Gemüse’ (Meat is my Vegetable), Heinz Strunk has published eleven more books. ‘The Golden Glove’ was on the bestseller list for months; the film adaptation by Fatih Akin ran in competition at the Berlinale. In 2019, the author was honoured with the Kulturpreis für grotesken Humor (Kassel Culture Prize for Grotesque Humour).
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