The sixteen year-old Paul has always been a bit of a wonder. He’s fascinated with Japanese and listens to music which nobody his age has even heard of. Super smart, nothing could stop him were it not for his fears and the abysmal depths into which his thoughts plunge. He keeps these to himself except at the youth psychiatric unit. It’s there he gets to know the young Alina, a fellow cat-lover who calls him Jesus. After a stint inside, he returns to his everyday life, filling everybody around him with hope. And yet, he had long since given up on himself.
This novel contains content about a young man who commits suicide. Don’t be afraid to speak with someone and ask for help if you feel like you might need support with suicidal thoughts. And try reaching out to a local hotline. It’s free and confidential.
German hardcover by S. Fischer Publishers.