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.
It is always beneficial to reflect on literature in basic and unusual contexts instead of categorizing it in terms of writing and reading – and Thomas Stangl is a master of this art.
A hypnotic meditation on our present time and the role art plays in it, and in our life. It is a novel full of magic moments – and also Stangl’s most political book so far.
»Stangl is opening doors of perception to us. He works to re-write the lost time. This is a piece of literature in which I feel very free.« (Iris Radisch)