Trafika Europe 1 - Northern Idyll
Just Call Me Superhero (excerpt)
Alina Bronsky was born in Yekaterinburg, an industrial town at the foot of the Ural Mountains in central Russia,
and moved to Germany when she was thirteen.
Just Call Me Superhero is her third novel. After an encounter with a dog, seventeen-year-old Marek attends a support group for young people with physical disabilities, run by "the Guru". Marek sees little connection between the group's misfortunes and his own. The one exception to this is Janne, the beautiful young wheelchair-bound woman with whom he has fallen in love, in this atmospheric evocation of modern Berlin, a vivid portrait of youth under pressure.
Translated from German by Tim Mohr.
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