Rainer Merkel

Stadt ohne Gott

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Love in the shadow of war

Rosie from Berlin travels to Lebanon, full of hope for a new life. She falls in love with Daouad from Syria, but he’s afraid of love. Rafik, who wants to become a fashion designer, loves both of them, and Zahra, the sociologist, has long given up on love. The four of them meet in Beirut, the ‘Paris of the East’. It’s a city on the edge of the wars of this world. The four of them are searching for a place where they can fulfil their dreams and yet in actual fact they are fleeing from the hopelessness of Syria and from Berlin’s empty promises. None of them have mastered the necessary coldness. Will they still survive?

About Rainer Merkel

Rainer Merkel was born in 1964 in Cologne. He studied psychology and art history and lives in Berlin. Between 2008 and 2009, he worked for Cap Anamur in Liberia’s only psychiatric hospital. His novels so far: Das Jahr der Wunder, for which he was awarded the Jürgen Ponto Prize, Das Gefühl am Morgen, Lichtjahre entfernt, which was on the shortlist of the German Book Prize, and the reports Das Unglück der anderen. Kosovo, Liberia, Afghanistan and Go Ebola Go. Eine Reise nach Liberia. Rainer Merkel was awarded the Erich Fried Prize in 2013.

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