An extraordinary love and adventure story about a girl from Germany and a young Pueblo Native American
WIE DIE SONNE IN DER NACHT
(Like the Sun at Night)
by Antje Babendererde
Arena Verlag, February 2018
At the end of her exchange year in New Mexico Mara is looking for an adventure. And she literally stumbles upon it in the form of an injured boy with black hair who has lost his memory and ability to talk. All he remembers is his name – Kayemo. Together they set out into the wilderness. They discover secret sites of the Pueblo Native Americans and traces that lead to Kayemo’s past. Each step takes them to even more sinister secrets. Secrets that seem to make the tender feelings that grow between Mara and Kayemo impossible. Yet their love for one another has long since blossomed.
Antje Babendererde, born in 1963, grew up in Thuringia and was employed by a special medical facility for psychiatrics and neurology as a therapist working with children. Since 1996, she has been a freelancing author with a special interest in the culture, history and contemporary situation of Native Americans. Her sensitive coming-of-age novels for adults and juveniles on this topic are not only based on her intense research, and trips to the U.S., but are also highly praised by reviewers.