As a child, the first-person narrator went to sea in her grandmother's kitchen cabinet. Later, she traveled to Iran by plane. The love of distance has remained - and the longing to overcome the space between her own and the foreign. As she wanders through Tehran, she always carries her past with her. And she is always - influenced by Lévi-Strauss' "Sad Tropics" - looking for a cat with whom she can have a conversation...
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Friederike Kretzen (*1956 in Leverkusen) lives as an author in Basel. She also works as a literary critic, essayist and lecturer at the Literature Institute in Biel. She has received numerous awards for her novels, including the Swiss Literature Prize 2018. Her most recent publication was "Schule der Indienfahrer" (2017).
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