T.A. Wegberg won many awards for his debut novel, Memory Error oder Wie mein Vater über den Jordan ging , including the New Talent Prize awarded by the German Association of Freelance Authors, the Eselsohr Prize, the Lese-Hammer award and the Golden Leslie award.
MY MOTHER, HIS EX-HUSBAND AND ME
Following their parents’ divorce, twins Liska and Joschka live with their mother, who explains to them one day that she’s always felt as though she’s a man and wants live a male life in the future. Over time, she has transitioned to her new male identity, wearing different clothes and taking male hormones; her voice changes and she starts growing a beard. While Liska tries to respect her mother’s wishes, the first person narrator Joschka feels opposition and resistance to these changes. How is he supposed to explain to his friends that he’s now got two dads? It’s only with the help of a fellow student who has a rare chronic disease and his love for the committed campaigner Emma that he starts feeling more tolerance and understanding for his new dad, and he slowly comes to terms with his new family situation.
Topical gender issues seen from an unusual perspective.