»I would like to suggest contemplating those novels by Peter Handke or Christoph Ransmayr, by Elfriede Jelinek or Urs Widmer, published throughout the last two and a half decades, from another angle for a change – as if those authors were Hoffer’s successors.« (Hermann Wallmann, WDR)
A year in the lives of a mother and daughter.
A pointy and humorours portrait of middle-class living today. Both want to break free from the straight and narrow path in order to scrutinise – and ultimately understand – one another.
Encounters with people and places, temporary breaks from the loneliness, in Zurich and Graz, on Mont Ventoux and in the Slovenian karst are the central elements in these fourteen narratives.
In his first novel, Stefan Schmitzer takes the reader to troublesome spots in our cities, our social lives: hardship, violence, lack of perspectives – the perfect conditions for a very special action movie.