The latest project of successful novelist Matthias Bamberg has been met with astonishment. His new book is to be called ›The Wanderer‹ – and where it will lead him is anybody’s guess. Gradually, however, light is shed on certain events that are unsettling Bamberg. His wife Anita appears to be having an affair and moves out of the apartment they share. So Bamberg books a flight to Cape Town, a bewildering and foreign world, where he suspects he will find Anita and her lover. ›The Wanderer‹ is a story of disturbance, in which reality begins to evaporate and the world of appearances starts to solidify into substance – all the while skilfully held in suspenseful balance by the author.
»Lange’s new masterful novella...Lange’s writing shows perfection in style, or at least the pursuit of perfection.«Süddeutsche Zeitung
»Anyone who reads ›Der Wanderer‹ and who has a penchant for incomprehensibilities will almost certainly want to read more by Hartmut Lange. ›Der Wanderer‹ is an enticing story, which leaves much room for thought and poses questions for which there are no certain answers.«World Literature Today