Niko Stoifbergs debut novel begins with a monstrosity: Sebi, a 29-year-old landscape architect, pushes a Boy into the lake to save him and to attract the attention of Lydia, the half-sister, who accompanied the child. But it is different and it ends up on page 20 with the words: "I am black, the child is dead."
Here the real story begins. In the course of the following 308 pages this takes on the proportions of a Greek tragedy. Sebi and Lydia find each other, and while he is still trying to process what happened, he must realize that he is also with the mother of the child have more in common than I thought. To her he entrusted himself unknowingly. And you can be soon on perfidious way buses do. But that's not all. In Stoifbergs debut novel, a further abyss opens up around every corner, a fate concatenation. Because the boy is closer to Sebi at the end, as he can anticipate at the beginning.
Thriller with Hollywood-quality
In "There" have all the Dirty. It's about guilt and atonement, and much more. Stoifberg studied German language and literature and philosophers to read, which is clearly noticeable. The Lucerne-based Journalist and the author uses for his story a strong rhythmic language. He holds the consistently, even during the dialogues, without trying sounds, is a performance.
More: "There" reads like a Thriller that takes to the last unexpected twists and turns. Stoifberg creates it, one is reminded of his novel, as you would have seen it as a movie. Hollywood should have a look at "There".
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Created: 14.02.2019, 08:40 PM