Horst Evers, born in 1967 near Diepholz in Niedersachsen, studied German and Communication Science in Berlin, and worked odd jobs as a taxi driver and special delivery postman. He has received the German Cabaret Prize (2002) and the German “Kleinkunst” Prize (2008), amongst others. He has written numerous bestsellers, including his volume of stories If I Were You I’d Love Myself (2013) and his novel The King of Berlin (2012). Horst Evers lives with his family in Berlin.
IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO EASY
"Marco’s seventeen-year-old life is turned upside down when, peering out one night into the darkness, he sees a big man dressed in leather crashing out through the window of the village brothel.
Seconds later, a young woman storms out of the house and before Marco knows what he’s doing, he’s promising his help. Their first task: get rid of the body, the bloody stone the man hit falling to the ground and his car. To make things difficult for the police, they decide to hide them in different places across the country. It’s the start of a frenetic tour through Germany that has more surprises in store than the two protagonists could have imagined. Like what they find hidden in the back of the man’s car…
Beginning in the rustic idyll of a small village, Horst Evers uproariously funny coming-of-age story hurls a beautiful woman and a very young man out into the world."