A man sits on a train, travelling from a small town somewhere on the southern coast of Europe to Berlin. To the beat of the rattling wheels, he gives free rein to his thoughts. He tells a story about the impossibility of a fulfilled life, social advancement and the hope of achieving it after all. The result: a portrait of a writer deeply rooted in our epoch, a time in which borders and borderline experiences are part of everyday life and in which love seems impossible and yet the last resort.
Ivana Sajko presents a furious narrative in which bitter reality and optimism meet - and give rise to hope. Masterfully translated by Alida Bremer.