Publisher: Hanser Berlin
Two men. Two possibilities. Two lives. Jackie Thomae poses the question of how we turn into the people we are. Mick, a charming has-been, lives a life in the passenger seat, free of obligations. It seems his luck never runs out, until the woman he cheated on for years walks out the door. Gabriel, who never knew his parents, is free to make of himself what he will: a successful architect, a die-hard Londoner, a family man. But then he loses grip on his life. Brüder [Brothers] tells the story of two German men, born in the same year, children of the same father, who has left them nothing but his dark skin as their inheritance. The questions they face are the same. Yet their lives could not be more different.