Jackie Thomae was born in Halle in 1972. ‘Momente der Klarheit’ is her first novel and has been adopted by ‘New Books in German’ magazine.
She has previously worked as a journalist and scriptwriter for TV. This novel has received high critical acclaim and its promotion by Hanser to English language publishers will include this sample translation in English. This unromantic comedy about love presents a range of metropolitan characters united by the thread of relationships which start and fail. We meet Bender in the chosen extract from this ‘Episodenroman’.