Published by Diogenes as Sterbetage
Original Title: Sterbetage
A very young woman meets Kamp who gave up all hope in life a long time ago. Kamp is unemployed and, in accordance with the law, he will soon have early retirement status. Kamp cannot understand why Claudia should keep visiting him. He suspects that an evil, criminal plan is at the bottom of it all, and when Claudia goes into hiding once again, he sees that as proof of his suspicions. Kamp decides to bury his foolish hopes once and for all and instead to prepare for death. But Claudia comes back and the story of this unusual, even impossible relationship takes a turn very different from what Kamp expected.