(Edition Mein Leben)
Verlag Beggerow
Berlin 2017

A cleverly written work. It requests us to read on, gives historical information, is amazingly honest, analytical and at the same time peppered with interpretations and clearly expressed facts with conclusio. Like salt the food, Methapern strengthen many statements. For example, "he was already escaping, swift as a whistle in the chimney". About her stay in America, the writer tells: "In the garage was a huge Rolls Royce. Everything breathed nobility and abundance. Without his status symbols, .... Only his uselessness would be left to the uncle".
The horrible misery of the wars captures the reader again through Grandpa's original letters from the First and the young uncle`s from the Second World War.
The little story of Willi from Eastern Prussia lets suffer. Interestingly, the author connects here with associations to today's refugees. Again and again intelligent mergers of former and present events appear.
The intergenerational life stories are described individually and yet universally valid in insights. The narrator is strict, sometimes poisonous, with her parents and relatives in court. There remain many stories about tradition, values ​​and history, against forgetting and for orientation.

Elke and Klaus Heselschwerdt
May 2017

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Der Treffpunkt - Eine Chronik
Karin Fischer Verlag,
Aachen 1990
  Sabina suffers as a child from the repressive education methods of her home-style environment. Sabina "does not function".
As a student she is listed in the police files as an anarcho dropout and militant pacifist - suspected of being a suspect "political".

She goes to the closed psychiatric department of a clinic as an assistant nurse and finds the relaxed anarchy of the patients liberating.

Suddenly she disappears without a trace. Some time after this disappearance, a former friend receives a letter from South America.
It is Sabina's attempt to communicate with someone, to gain an acquaintance.
The friend finally flies to Chile and seeks out the agreed meeting place there.

The meeting place is no entertainment literature in the usual sense, rather the author designs the psychograms of two people, through which the unmanaged past of their protagonists - and the psychogram of a post-war society - are revealed.

During the plot, the rendezvous gains the contours of a psychological crime novel.


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