Release: 18.07.2023

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  • Winner of the German Pop Literature Prize 2024!
  • Shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2023!
  • Ulrike Sterblich's incredible narrative power takes readers into a world that is closely intertwined with reality.
  • English sample translation available.

"Two friends and a mysterious woman in a golden dress, who has the extraordinary ability to mess things up in a way that creates something new." rbb Kulturradio

Wenzel and Killer have been friends for ages and are well-established in their lives. Killer works as a PR chief for a large company, while Wenzel manages social media channels for a TV network. However, everything changes when Vica enters their lives: a woman in a golden dress, often accompanied by two loyal adjutants and a huge shaggy dog. With each encounter, new questions arise: How does she know so much about Wenzel and Killer? Why does she possess a copy of the new book by Drifter, an enigmatic author, even before its release? And where did her dog learn to dance? As Vica takes over the apartment building of their childhood, the world of these two friends begins to shake.

With virtuoso storytelling, and even a touch of fantasy, Ulrike Sterblich narrates the tale of two friends whose reality is increasingly shifting.

"It's about enchanting the world in the best sense. An extremely funny, witty, surprising book and a beautiful story." RBB Kulturradio

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  • Publisher: Rowohlt Buchverlag
  • Release: 18.07.2023
  • 288 pages
  • ISBN: 978-3-498-00326-5
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Ulrike Sterblich

Ulrike Sterblich, political scientist and author from Berlin (West), continues to live in her hometown where she also became known as hostess of the talk and literary event "Berlin Bunny Lectures". In 2012, her successful memoir Die halbe Stadt, die es nicht mehr gibt was published. In 2021, Ulrike Sterblich published her highly acclaimed debut, The German Girl.