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Die Liebe im Ernstfall

Love in Case of Emergency

Published by Diogenes as Die Liebe im Ernstfall
Original Title: Die Liebe im Ernstfall

Daniela Krien’s debut Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything has been translated into 15 languages and is being made into a film by director Emily Atef.

The new book by the award-winning (›Nicolas Born Debut Prize‹) outstanding writer is a touching and moving novel about five women, five lives, five fates.

Their names are Paula, Judith, Brida, Malika, and Jorinde. They know each other because fate or kinship holds them together. They are as different as they could be and yet their search for happiness unites them. But happiness is fleeting, turns sour and becomes pain, which the five women stand up against with all their might.


General Fiction
288 pages
2019

978-3-257-07053-8

World rights are handled by Diogenes

Film rights are handled by Diogenes

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»Whoever wants to know something about the life of today’s women in a hundred years, will learn it from Daniela Krien’s novel.«

 

Karin Grossmann / Sächsische Zeitung, Dresden

»While reading the book the women become confidants and reveal themselves thereby remaining genuine, but most of all believable. Maybe that is the artistry, the literary concept of Daniela Krien, the familiar truthfulness of her characters, their touching intimacy.«

 

Silke Müller / Stern, Hamburg

»Few intelligently entertaining German novels don’t ooze relevance yet are not afraid of existential seriousness. Fortunately, Krien has written one.«

Rainer Moritz / NZZ, Zurich

»Love in Case of Emergency leaves an impression by giving an account of women who are looking for new ways to be happy after classic relationship models have failed.«

 

Carsten Otte / Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

»In spite of its serious subject Love in Case of Emergency is a novel that will make your heart jump for joy. And a serious candidate for the shortlist of the ›German Book Prize‹. A real highlight among the 2019 spring titles.«

 

Gérard Otremba / Sounds and Books

»Bit by bit she dissects her female protagonists thoughts and feelings and makes them accessible to us in her deliciously precise and extremely simple language.«

 

Ute Rodde / Aachener Zeitung

»This is a book which engages with twenty-first century debates around notions of femininity and feminism, empathising with an array of perspectives on the subject.«

New Books in German, London

»This is the one book that I would like to hand to everyone who wants to know something about contemporary German literature, the country and its people.«

Denis Scheck / WDR, Cologne

»This is a touching and moving read, without ideological furore, but with an incredibly exact stance on everyday experiences.«

 

Julia Schröder / Deutschlandfunk, Berlin

»Nothing in this life is for free. And this is why this book entertains and is food for thought, with remarkable women in their thirties and forties.«

 

Cornelia Geißler / Berliner Zeitung

»… how she balanced the existential seriousness of the text with lightness impressed me. I could have listened to her one more hour effortlessly.«

Rainer Moritz / Börsenblatt, Frankfurt

»Krien hits a nerve with a witty sociological portrait of today […].«

 

Anne-Dore Krohn / rbbKultur, Berlin

»This doesn’t happen often in German literature: A book that has no apparent claim to explaining the world – and yet delivers just that.«

Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag

»Whoever wants to know something about the life of today’s women in a hundred years, will learn it from Daniela Krien’s novel.«

 

Karin Grossmann / Sächsische Zeitung, Dresden

»While reading the book the women become confidants and reveal themselves thereby remaining genuine, but most of all believable. Maybe that is the artistry, the literary concept of Daniela Krien, the familiar truthfulness of her characters, their touching intimacy.«

 

Silke Müller / Stern, Hamburg

»Few intelligently entertaining German novels don’t ooze relevance yet are not afraid of existential seriousness. Fortunately, Krien has written one.«

Rainer Moritz / NZZ, Zurich

»Love in Case of Emergency leaves an impression by giving an account of women who are looking for new ways to be happy after classic relationship models have failed.«

 

Carsten Otte / Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

»In spite of its serious subject Love in Case of Emergency is a novel that will make your heart jump for joy. And a serious candidate for the shortlist of the ›German Book Prize‹. A real highlight among the 2019 spring titles.«

 

Gérard Otremba / Sounds and Books

»Bit by bit she dissects her female protagonists thoughts and feelings and makes them accessible to us in her deliciously precise and extremely simple language.«

 

Ute Rodde / Aachener Zeitung

»This is a book which engages with twenty-first century debates around notions of femininity and feminism, empathising with an array of perspectives on the subject.«

New Books in German, London

»This is the one book that I would like to hand to everyone who wants to know something about contemporary German literature, the country and its people.«

Denis Scheck / WDR, Cologne

»This is a touching and moving read, without ideological furore, but with an incredibly exact stance on everyday experiences.«

 

Julia Schröder / Deutschlandfunk, Berlin

»Nothing in this life is for free. And this is why this book entertains and is food for thought, with remarkable women in their thirties and forties.«

 

Cornelia Geißler / Berliner Zeitung

»… how she balanced the existential seriousness of the text with lightness impressed me. I could have listened to her one more hour effortlessly.«

Rainer Moritz / Börsenblatt, Frankfurt

»Krien hits a nerve with a witty sociological portrait of today […].«

 

Anne-Dore Krohn / rbbKultur, Berlin

»This doesn’t happen often in German literature: A book that has no apparent claim to explaining the world – and yet delivers just that.«

Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag
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