World Rights available
Format 125x205 Hardcover
EUR 19,90 / sFr 27,90
ISBN ebook: 9783701743612
published in August 2013
We have been there
A book on the magic and danger of childhood
Every week Hindenburg’s airship and its crew are burnt to crisps in grandmother’s pantry, while a shark fishing boat rolls at sea in the old tool shed and a fire hydrant turns into a red-eared, lovesick alien.
Softly, seriously and without getting stuck in nostalgia, Roman Marchel revives the magic and implacability of life from our childhood and teenage years. His stories are never idyllic: like soap bubbles the children’s worlds are shields against grown-up life. But they are also susceptible to danger, deadly risks and destruction, which can have life-long consequences.
Roman Marchel , born 1974 in Graz, study of literature in Vienna and Paris, lives in Vienna. Publication of short stories and poems in magazines and anthologies. He was awarded the Siemens-Literaturpreis 2004 and the Theodor-Körner-Förderungspreis 2006.