David Safier was born in 1966, and is one of today’s most successful authors and screenwriters. His books Lousy Karma, Suddenly Shakespeare, Happy Family, Moo! and For 28 Days sold millions. His books are also bestsellers in markets outside Germany. He won both the International Emmy and the Grimme Prize for his screenplay for the TV series Berlin, Berlin. He lives and works in Bremen, is married and has two children and a dog.
THE BALLAD OF MAX AND AMELIE
Love: The biggest adventure of all
Scar ekes out a meagre existence on a rubbish tip in Naples. Having lost an eye in a fight, she can’t imagine that anyone could ever love a dog like her. Then the sensitive labradoodle Max strays across Scar’s rubbish tip and tells her of a life she has never known, of a happy existence protected by caring people. But Max seems to have lost this home forever. Scar, who Max starts calling Amelie, decides to accompany him on his search for his lost home.
During their odyssey through a warm Italian summer and across the snow-covered Alps they confront all sorts of dangers and challenges. Meanwhile, Max is plagued by terrible nightmares. Then a human from his darkest dreams appears and starts hunting the two dogs…