Winner of the New German Fiction Contest 2016
In this apocalyptic spy–vs.–spy story, one dedicated agent pursues his nemesis, the Squid, across the blighted landscapes of a future North America. Macht creates a maximalist miniature full of ecstasy and insanity, determination and despair — with a pinch of Pynchon.
The epub is included with the purchase of the paperback.
Cover by Pia Christmann & Ann RIchter, Studio Pandan.
was born in 1986 in Frankfurt (Oder). He studied at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig and is a member of the writers’ collective Vereinigung 1. Februar. He has published prose, poetry, and drama in various anthologies and literary magazines. Since 2013, he has worked as a researcher at the German Institute for Literature. His debut novel, The War in the Garden of the King of the Dead, was published in spring 2016 by DuMont.