Die Sprache des Regens
What will become of our dreams? A novel about love and protest
A city made of iron and steel, of pipes, corridors and stairs, which is drifting out to sea. A boy who fights his way across the wild steppe for days on end. The heat, the rain. The ghost of an old man. A woman who is arrested at home and repeatedly tells the story of a king: how he roamed through forests and deserts to forget his love, and how on his travels, he learnt the language of the stars and the rain. In his second novel, Roland Schimmelpfennig takes all the liberties of narration and sweeps us off to a world of superstition, hope and impenetrable bureaucracy. As the stones were once liquid fire, so the people in this novel are full of longing and anger.