288 Pages, gebunden
Is our present a ghost story?
A plane is standing on the runway, ready for take-off but not going anywhere. A man attending a conference disappears, a child establishes a dictatorship, callers in the night report of riots and violence. Is this a nightmare, a TV series or naked reality? The daily images of our reality resemble scenes from a horror show. Someone is there. Watching. Is this really us? Kathrin Röggla looks very closely. In her eerie, surreal stories she uncovers rifts, blind corners and the uncanny presence within us. Danger zones are spreading slowly, disorientation reigns, communication breaks down completely. This concerns political discourse as much as the blind activism of an enraged civilian, the fall of the middle class or a family reunion somewhere in the German provinces. In concise prose and with acute intelligence, the author devises political, social and personal scenarios that come together to form a night-time vision of our ghostly present.