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Spinner

Crank

Published by Diogenes as Spinner
Original Title: Spinner

Jesper Lier, 20, has come to Berlin full of expectations: He hopes for an exciting life in the city of promise and for a fulminant start as a writer. Instead, he lives in a damp cellar on Prenzlauerberg, his novel ›The Fellow Sufferer‹ has turned into a monstrosity, and his aversion against society and the self-celebrating city has turned him into a loner. Jesper alternately consumes alcohol and sleeping pills and develops alarming daydreams. Until one day his friends Gustav and Frank turn up at his place and drag him out of his loneliness. For one crazy week, the three friends experience a Dionysian odyssey through Berlin during which Jesper not only bumps into the girl of his dreams but also many odd individuals and even his own literary characters. And they do not always mean well when they meet their author.


General Fiction
320 pages
2009

978-3-257-06717-0

World rights are handled by Diogenes

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»Jesper Lier is a disorganised hero in a disorganised story - one which is simply tremendous.«
Jan Drees / WDR, Cologne
»A crazy, unputdownable read.«
emotion, Munich
»With his clear, unadorned language Benedict Wells plunges the reader deep into Jesper's strange universe.«
Marc Wiegand / WAZ, Essen
»In recent times few have succeeded so emphatically well in portraying Berlin as Benedict Wells does.«
U_mag, Hamburg
»A recommended read. The protagonist's chaotic but funny journey to find himself.«
Kieler Nachrichten

»A multi-talented virtuoso with a touch of madness.«

Jan Drees / 1Live, Cologne

»With his clear, unadorned language Benedict Wells plunges the reader deep into Jesper’s strange universe.«

Marc Wiegand / Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Essen
»Jesper Lier is a disorganised hero in a disorganised story - one which is simply tremendous.«
Jan Drees / WDR, Cologne
»A crazy, unputdownable read.«
emotion, Munich
»With his clear, unadorned language Benedict Wells plunges the reader deep into Jesper's strange universe.«
Marc Wiegand / WAZ, Essen
»In recent times few have succeeded so emphatically well in portraying Berlin as Benedict Wells does.«
U_mag, Hamburg
»A recommended read. The protagonist's chaotic but funny journey to find himself.«
Kieler Nachrichten

»A multi-talented virtuoso with a touch of madness.«

Jan Drees / 1Live, Cologne

»With his clear, unadorned language Benedict Wells plunges the reader deep into Jesper’s strange universe.«

Marc Wiegand / Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Essen
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