by Franziska Lamprecht

Ma Bo’le’s Second Life – Xiao Hong

The reader will have to decide if it is ok to do the wrong thing for the right reason or the right thing for the wrong reason or the right thing for the right reason or the wrong thing for the wrong reason.

The Years, Months, Days – Yan Lianke

It is the confusion that comes with the real-life impact of intangible things that causes the most destruction.

The Consequences – Niña Weijers

How often can refusal be appropriated, marketed, sold and consumed by those who possibly cause it, before the only chance an earnest human has is stop making art?

Go, Went, Gone – Jenny Erpenbeck

A system that uses and relies on lists and numbers never can account for lives, but only for bodies — dead or alive.

Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane

When the doctor asked me if I had recently experienced a tragedy, I took the English translation out of my backpack, and read to her.