A romantic roman à clef that tells the story of Sibylle, one of the greatest literary femmes fatales since Salomé.
In a stranger-than-fiction turn, Sibylle Scholoss, on whom the character of Sibylle is (very) loosely based, is now in her nineties and living in Manhattan. This publication enables us to celebrate not only the extraordinary renaissance of one of Germany's greatest twentieth-century writers but also the meteoric stage career of a German actress whose career was thwarted in its prime.
"[This is] sentimental traveling without sentimentality, rambling journeys on the edge of happiness, at their most beautiful, most staggering when the futility of desire turns into humor, into an urge to play.... Fantasy, swathed in spirituality." — Berliner Tageblatt