Letters to Max

Original Title: Trost

Hardcover with jacket, 176 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60173-9
€ 16.00 [D] | € 16.50 [A] | CHF 22.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: February 8, 2021
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Thea  Dorn - Solace


The book of the hour for all in need of solace

"How are you?" When Johanna receives a postcard with this seemingly harmless question from her old philosophy teacher Max, all breaks loose: the grief over her mother's death; the anger at the hospital staff who denied her to be close to the dying one. Inspired by further postcards, Johanna begins to face the demons that linger behind her desperation.

In this extraordinary postcard epistolary novel, author and philosopher Thea Dorn talks about the existential topics we, who often cannot find any help in religion anymore and are just as intoxicated as we are overwhelmed by the myriads of technological possibilities, often avoid: coming to terms with life's finiteness, and searching for solace in desolate times.

"A touching epistolary novel and an examination of the big questions of our time."

Juli Zeh


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