Carried by an insatiable longing for life, Rachel, a trans* woman living in Berlin, goes out into the oceanic feeling of her transition. Her love for Noah is as strong as her love for her small circle of confidants, whom she has gathered around her as a bulwark against the corrosive forces of the big city – and against an unfinished past that keeps intruding into Rachel’s struggle for a life that may give her peace. This book is at once a meditation on exclusion, on forms of sexual exile and arrival, and the intimate chronicle of a transformation.
Myriam Sauer lives and writes in Berlin. Most recently, her poems appeared in the anthology “Parabolis Virtualis I. Neue, queere Lyrik” (Querverlag, 2021). Her debut novel “Passage durch den reißenden Strom” will be published by Querverlag in fall 2023.