A dark folie à deux in a compelling, romantic light.

In his novel De Maagd Marino (for which Yves Petry won the celebrated Libris literary prize), he boldly explores the boundaries of literary and makes his own judgment about how far to go with aggression and violence. The book focuses on a quite extraordinary murder that took place in Germany: a man ate his lover, with the other’s consent. The incredible web of thoughts that held both the victim the perpetrator in its grip and which envelops the reader is the crux of the story.
Host: Katharina Borchardt

‘An undoubted masterpiece.’ (Jeroen Brouwers)
Appeared: March 2016. Publisher: Luftschacht. Translation: Gregor Seferens.