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Literatur LIVE

Family, no thanks is Sonja's motto in life - and that has always served her well. Until her brother Rolf unexpectedly turns up at the Baltic Sea and starts to dig into the dark family history. True to life and sensitive, Sabine Bode tells the story of an unequal pair of siblings who no longer hide the scars of their origins.


When your own brother suddenly shows up at the door, it can really mess up your own life. While Sonja closed the family chapter years ago, Rolf's thirst for knowledge is fresh. His mission is to encourage his sister to work through the family together, but Sonja finds it difficult to accept the new closeness. But then her niece Nina asks her for help. Half reluctantly, half curiously, Sonja finally turns her back on her peaceful holiday home on the Baltic Sea and sets off with Rolf in his rusty VW bus on a journey to the places of their shared past and to their parents' house, a place of horror. In her second novel, bestselling author Sabine Bode tells a highly authentic account of the traumata of a sibling couple, which have their origins in the Nazi era.

An event by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with Klett-Cotta-Verlag and Thalia Buchhandlung.

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