Frederic Wianka

Die Wende im Leben des jungen W.

A novel about Germany’s political turning point. A Berlin novel. An artist’s novel. A novel about a long journey.

Focusing on the despair in his life, the protagonist takes us with him through his childhood and adolescence in East Germany where he was socialized into a system that suddenly ceased to exist. He is talking about his escape to a city, that is constantly changing and making him feel behind when faced with the wall already fallen. Too late for him? A memoir full of reflective power. The tale of someone who failed only seemingly. A novel, written in figurative language, told associatively and dynamically.