Holly-Jane Rahlens, a born New Yorker, moved to Berlin as a young woman, where she has flourished in the German media world, working in radio, television, and film, and creating a series of highly praised one-woman shows. In 2003 her novel Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me earned the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as the best young adult novel published in Germany. It was adapted into the major motion picture Max Minsky and Me, which has since earned prizes around the world.
«Wallflower» is four hours in the life of New Yorker Molly Lenzfeld, 16, teen introvert, over six feet tall, size 12 shoe. It’s late November 1989, two weeks after the fall of the Berlin wall. On a short metro and subway ride to her mother’s birth house in Berlin’s eastern sector, she meets up with East German wildflower Mick Maier, 19. It’s love at first sight and for both a journey into an unknown land, into the labyrinth of Berlin’s underground world, a fertile terrain in which to discover each other, the wonder of love, and the mystery of Germany’s divided past.