About mother-daughter love and our yearning to belong, no matter what.
EIN VÖLLIG ANDERES LEBEN
(A Completely Different Life)
by Lisa Quentin
Goldmann/PRH Verlagsgruppe, March 2022
I’m all alone now, is Jule’s first thought when her mother dies. But when she goes to sort out her mother’s flat, Jule discovers documents that show she was adopted. Jule never felt properly close to her mother, and starts questioning her whole past: their sudden move to the West, losing contact with her father, her sister’s disappearance and her mother’s persistent silence… What would her life look like today, if she’d grown up with her biological family? Would she be happy? Jule knows that she has to find her birth mother to get answers. But she isn’t the only one who has been looking for them all these years…
Lisa Quentin, born in 1985, studied German and psychology in Freiburg, and then spent ten years as a copywriter and online editor. After qualifying as an NLP coach, she now works in digital media and researches user behaviour. EIN VÖLLIG ANDERES LEBEN is her debut novel for Goldmann.