Living In Between
“The value of actions doesn‘t lie in their outcomes, but rather in what happens between them.” This quote from Maria Reinecke is well suited to her novel Living In Between, which is now available in a new, revised edition in German and American English. The focus of this literary work is less on the culmination of its plot as much as what takes place within the story‘s spacetime interstices. The finest perceptions and feelings of the two protagonists Marie and Anne - or is one of them only a reflection of the other? - form condensed interludes within and alongside the dramatic sequence of events. Memories, reflections, dreams, and traumas provide gentle accompaniment to the plot and give readers direct insight into the characters’ tumultuous inner lives.