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Becks letzter Sommer

Beck's Last Summer

Published by Diogenes as Becks letzter Sommer
Original Title: Becks letzter Sommer

Beck is not a man to be envied. His music career came to nothing, his safe job as a teacher bores him to tears, and his love life is a disaster. And then he discovers an incredible musical talent: his student Rauli Kantas from Lithuania. Now the mysterious boy’s manager, he sees a second chance – but he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for...

A tragicomic novel about missed opportunities and dreams grown old, about love, Bob Dylan and a road trip to Istanbul. A magical summer where everything appears possible again.


General Fiction
464 pages
2008

978-3-257-06676-0

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»An amazing story about the appetite of failing and the burden of brilliancy, about overwhelming feelings and fussy everyday-problems. Funny and surprisingly wise.«
Lilo Solcher / Augsburger Allgemeine

»Amazing how Benedict Wells twists suspense and surprises into his story.«

Volker Hage / Der Spiegel, Hamburg
»The most interesting debut of the year.«
Florian Illies / Die Zeit, Hamburg
»This is an author who really understands his trade. Benedict Wells adopts a new, effortless tone in his debut.«
Florian Illies / Die Zeit, Hamburg
»This one's telling with heart and passion. His name is worth remembering.«
Thomas Schmitz-Albohn / Gießener Anzeiger
»An astounding debut. Wells tries a lot in his first book and the reader follows him with pleasure.«
Regula Freuler / Neue Zürcher Zeitung

»Unbelievable how such a young author understands to fill his words with wisdom.«

Stefan Rammer / Passauer Neue Presse

»The wonderful lightness of the story and the wit as well as the sad humour of the situations are touching.«

Igor Eberhard / Slam, Vienna

»Benedict Wells wrote a highly entertaining piece of literature that reads like a mixture between Sven Regener and Leon de Winter.«

Peter Henning / Spiegel Online, Hamburg
»One of the best novels this fall.«
Carsten Schrader / U_mag, Hamburg
»An amazing story about the appetite of failing and the burden of brilliancy, about overwhelming feelings and fussy everyday-problems. Funny and surprisingly wise.«
Lilo Solcher / Augsburger Allgemeine

»Amazing how Benedict Wells twists suspense and surprises into his story.«

Volker Hage / Der Spiegel, Hamburg
»The most interesting debut of the year.«
Florian Illies / Die Zeit, Hamburg
»This is an author who really understands his trade. Benedict Wells adopts a new, effortless tone in his debut.«
Florian Illies / Die Zeit, Hamburg
»This one's telling with heart and passion. His name is worth remembering.«
Thomas Schmitz-Albohn / Gießener Anzeiger
»An astounding debut. Wells tries a lot in his first book and the reader follows him with pleasure.«
Regula Freuler / Neue Zürcher Zeitung

»Unbelievable how such a young author understands to fill his words with wisdom.«

Stefan Rammer / Passauer Neue Presse

»The wonderful lightness of the story and the wit as well as the sad humour of the situations are touching.«

Igor Eberhard / Slam, Vienna

»Benedict Wells wrote a highly entertaining piece of literature that reads like a mixture between Sven Regener and Leon de Winter.«

Peter Henning / Spiegel Online, Hamburg
»One of the best novels this fall.«
Carsten Schrader / U_mag, Hamburg
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