Susanne Fischer was born in Hamburg in 1960. She wrote for a range of press titles such as Die Welt, Kowalski, Frankfurter Rundschau and konkret as well as taz. She has written several novels including two children’s books published by Fischer Verlag, as well as numerous stories. In 2001 she became director of the Arno Schmidt Foundation. Susanne Fischer lives in a small village near Celle with her family:
THE QUEEN OF CLOUDS
Corinna, her mother and little brother are moving again, which also means going to a new school. It’s Corinna’s first day there when she decides on the spur of the moment to call herself “Marie”. Not a good choice, as it turns out, as there’s another Marie in her class who’s caused a lot of havoc. Corinna finds new girlfriends in the form of Pauli and Buckle, and two new potential boyfriends in the shape of Marc and Nico. All the while she’s trying to span the divide between her sparse, humble life at home with her difficult mother and her father’s new family idyll, including his wonderful new house. But casting a dark shadow over everything is a mysterious break-in at Nico’s house, apparently the work of the real Marie, who has since disappeared. Corinna-Marie observes what’s going on around her, shows empathy, falls in love, discovers and untangles knotty problems while all the while trying to find out who she really is. Finally, she finds a new sense of self-worth and feels more comfortable with her family than ever before.
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