Tom Liehr was born in Berlin in 1962. He began writing professionally early on as a freelance journalist for PM magazine. The real starting point for his career was the 1990 Playboy Literary Competition (later renamed the Gratwander Prize), where his two submitted stories came first and third. Since then Tom Liehr has written ten novels and many short stories and works as a DJ and radio producer. For many years he has run his own software development company. Tom Liehr lives in Berlin with his family.
THE TRUTH ABOUT METTING
Lower-Saxony at the end of the seventies: the small town of Metting is home to the Horizon nursing home in which Tomás grew up. This is why he has long since believed that most people in the world are either old, sick or both. Tom’s father is a closet homosexual while his mother is addicted to orange liqueur. When the attractive 82-year-old Marieluise moves in, Tom experiences his first big love. With her joie de vivre, Marieluise awakens a love of reading and an enthusiasm for stories in him.
Even thirty years on, he still remembers her. Tom is no longer in touch with his parents and now discovers that the nursing home is on the brink of closure. Someone has to take care of winding it up. There are no residents anymore, the only people left living there are Tom’s parents...