Frank Schulz

Grace and Cowardice

Anmut und Feigheit

Grace and Cowardice

A collection of stories about the many facets of love

Love strikes us all – and it usually isn’t a walk in the park, especially as the years go by. Frank Schulz follows his protagonists like a private detective, holding their souls under a magnifying glass – but never recoiling from what he finds.
A junior-senior (just 60) surrenders to a game of verbal ping-pong via text message with his young girlfriend that is so evenly nasty that we’re completely charmed: this must be true love after all! A man and a woman write each other letters, which the respective recipient may only open 20 years later. In general: getting older is decidedly not a peaceful matter. When, for example, your eyes and memory have gone just enough that, like the entrepreneur’s widow, you aren’t completely sure whether your husband fell into the ravine while hiking – or whether you yourself gave him a little push.
A wonderful collection of stories about the weaknesses of being in love, the cowardice of ego, the brutal outgrowths of loneliness and the heartrending moments of truth.


Short Stories

Galiani-Berlin

ISBN: 978-3-86971-173-7
release: 16. August 2018
336 pages, gebunden mit SU
Available

Price

Germany
22,00 €
Switzerland
0,00 sFr
Austria
22,70 €

About the Author

Frank Schulz was born in 1957 and has received numerous awards for his novels, including the Hubert Fichte Prize 2004, the Irmgard Heilmann Prize 2006 and the Kassel Literature Prize for grotesque humor 2015. In 2012, he published Onno Viets und der Irre vom Kiez (“Onno Viets and the Neighborhood Madman”), in 2015, Onno Viets und das Schiff der baumelnden Seelen (“Onno Viets and the Ship of Dangling Souls”) and, in 2016, Onno Viets und der weiße Hirsch (“Onno Viets and the White Stag”).

Further titles by the author:
Mehr Liebe (More Love)
Onno Viets und der Irre vom Kiez (Onno Viets and the Madman from the Kiez (Onno Viets 1)
Onno Viets und das Schiff der baumelnden Seelen (Onno Viets and the Ship of Carefree Souls (Onno Viets 2))
Onno Viets und der weiße Hirsch (Onno Viets and the White Stag (Onno Viets 3))