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Bodo Kirchhoff

Widerfahrnis (Encounter)

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Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt
ISBN: 978 3 627 00228 2
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"Boy meets girl” can happen at an advanced age. Anything is possible, even late great love, as former publisher Reither and former hat-shop owner Palm spontaneously get into a car and head south in the middle of the night on which they first met. A moment of truth for two people, whom wisdom and experience have made radical enough to risk everything. Bodo Kirchhoff is a great storyteller, whose precision stimulates rather than satiates the reader’s imagination. In this linguistically virtuoso, humanely touching and yet unpretentious work of prose, he successfully creates a connection – entirely improbable yet literarily necessary – between a melancholy love story and the anything but romantic reality of present-day Europe. A flawless book.
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Bodo Kirchhoff, born in 1948, lives in Frankfurt am Main and on Lake Garda. Most recently, the Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt published his novels "Verlangen und Melancholie” (2014) and "Die Liebe in groben Zügen” (2012).
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