English sample translation by Jamie Searle available
Recommended for translation by New Books in German
Hans is a lawyer, rich and successful. But suddenly this irrational anger resurges in him. His marriage isn’t working anymore, and instead of tackling his problems with his new psychoanalyst, he falls in love with her. His sister Masha is 39-years old when she decides to have a baby with her boyfriend. But suddenly he’s driving her crazy. Masha embarks on a panicked quest for a new man, but her plan to find the future father of her child is doomed to failure. Alexander and Barbara, the parents of these two very different siblings, have been moderately happily married for over 40 years and are adjusting to the daily routine of a retired couple. While Alexander feels lonely when his wife so much as goes to another room, her only option is to flee. When she does, she has no idea what she is setting in motion.
Sonja Heiss portrays her characters with tremendous psychological sophistication. Her examination of everyday human life zooms in on details that are barely visible to the naked eye. The result is a masterful and incredibly entertaining novel that draws its humor from life’s darkest depths.
“A book about love in all its contradictoriness and de-romanticized reality. Pleasantly painful.” – Lars Eidinger
“Heiss brings a madcap urgency to the familiar; I laughed out loud in recognition. Rimini is an unflinching, wild, ride.” – Miranda July
release: 17. August 2017
400 pages, gebunden mit SU
- 20,00 €
- 0,00 sFr
- 20,60 €
Latvia: SIA Liegra
Netherlands: Atlas Contact
About the Author
Sonja Heiss, born in 1976, graduated from the University of Television and Film in Munich. Her first feature film, “Hotel Very Welcome,” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007, received numerous awards and was shown at festivals around the world. Her second feature film “Hedi Schneider steckt fest” (“Hedi Schneider Is Stuck”) was nominated for “Best Screenplay” at the German Film Awards and won for “Best Leading Actress.” Sonja Heiss has been a fellow at the Villa Aurora. In 2011, Berlin Verlag published her highly acclaimed collection of short stories, Das Glück geht aus (“Running Out of Luck”). Rimini is her first novel.