Krien, Daniela

Irgendwann werden wir uns alles erzählen
(Someday we will tell each other everything)

Graf Verlag/ Ullstein Buchverlage, September 2011 240 pp.
ISBN: 978 3 862 20019 1

Krien’s beguiling love story is racy yet controlled. An authentic voice, she describes perfectly the shame, confusion and growing maturity of sixteen-year-old Maria.
Moving in with her boyfriend’s family, Maria helps out and becomes accepted but has no clear sense of direction. When forty-year-old Thorsten Henner appears – hard-drinking and rugged, from an old family scarred by history – she initially sees him as a menace. But she soon finds herself making excuses to spend more and more time with him. Henner’s love is manifested by both animal violence and unexpected sensitivity, and the two create a plausible domesticity. Distinctive style, universal theme.


Daniela Krien grew up in a small village in Saxony. She studied culture and media and then founded a documentary film production company with her husband. Irgendwann werden wir uns alles erzählen is her first novel.


Translation rights sold to:
UK (World English/Maclehose Press), Italy (Rizzoli), France (Flammarion), Spain (Salamandra), Brasil (Record), Netherlands (Ambo Anthos), Israel (Achuzat Bayit), Poland (Sonia Draga)

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