With Dead End for a title, Strobel’s first work is coming on strong, suggesting a narrator who likes to approach things in a decidedly detached, matter-of-fact way. Strobel’s style is not an embellishing one; abandoning literary elegance and false pretence he chases his protagonists towards their emotional dead ends: crisis situations, tensions in the family, among friends and neighbours.
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»It’s impossible not to be enthralled by the pithy, suggestive style of Strobel.« (Werner Schuster)
»Virtuoso close-ups of the everyday scenes, the helpless gestures and awkward inadequacies of shared life – eerie but, at the same time, eerily captivating.« (Susanne Jäger, ORF)