Love in Five Acts is a suite of hard-hitting stories of five women who attempt the impossible - to love, to be strong, and to stay true to themselves.
Paula, Judith, Brida, Malika and Jorinde: five women whose paths coincide. As teenagers they experienced the fall of the Berlin wall, when freedom replaced borders and restrictions. But freedom brings with it another form of pressure: the pressure of choice.
A novel that speaks to women's experiences of motherhood and childlessness, offering intimate perspectives on unwanted pregnancy, bereavement, divorce and infidelity. It explores what remains of five women when they have fulfilled their roles as wives, mothers, friends, lovers, sisters, and daughters. Do they expect too much from their lives, and how can they exercise control over their fates?
Punchy and entirely of the moment, Love in Five Acts engages head-on with what it is to be a woman in the twenty-first century.
Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch
Biografie (Daniela Krien)
Daniela Krien, geboren 1975 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, aufgewachsen in einem Dorf im Vogtland (Sachsen), lebt mit Mann und zwei Töchtern in Leipzig. Sie studierte Kulturwissenschaften, Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaften und arbeitete unter anderem als Drehbuchautorin und Cutterin.