Sylt Wave

  • A funny and touching story about the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren
  • For readers of Joachim Meyerhoff and Thees Uhlmann

Sylt Wave is author and singer Max Richard Leßmann’s first novel. A painfully beautiful declaration of love to a special family relation: that to one's grandparents.

Max spent every summer of his childhood and youth on Sylt with his quirky grandparents. Now Grandma Lore and Grandpa Ludwig are heading to the island one last time and have invited him to visit them for three days. And everything is just as it always was. Except that it isn’t – not at all. Grandma Lore, the patron saint of the family, is her usual cool self. If she shows her love at all it is exclusively through the excessive feeding of her family members. The amiable Grandpa Ludwig takes things with his unique sense of humor. But something is not right with him. Grandma Lore, of course, prefers to bury her head in the sand. But the Sylt breeze softens even her for a very brief moment.

Leßmann has a refreshing take on the age-old question: Would we still love our family members if we weren’t related to them? 

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  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer&Witsch
  • Release: 17.08.2023
  • 224 pages
  • ISBN: 978-3-462-00404-5
Tim Bruening

Max Richard Leßmann

Max Richard Leßmann, born in 1991, grew up in Husum on the North Sea. He is a singer, podcaster and poet. In 2017, he released his first solo album titled Love in the Time of Followers. His poetry collection of the same name was published in 2022 and was a SPIEGEL bestseller.