Arielle Freytag is in her early thirties, and she has “made it”. She grew up in Katernberg, a “troubled” neighborhood in the city of Essen, but now has a highly paid job as a social media manager in Dusseldorf. But then a bout of depression throws her off course and for the first time in 12 years she goes back to the place where she grew up. Two girls from the neighborhood have been missing for days – a painful reminder to Arielle of her own mother, who disappeared without trace 24 years ago. In her socially critical novel No Good Story, Lisa Roy explores the topics of family, origin and the search for identity and love. These pages capture the precarious social environment of the Ruhr region, with all of its ambivalent aspects. She has achieved an “incredible debut novel – a mix of coming-of-age and social novel with a hint of suspense and a heroine who appears to be beautiful, cool and snooty, but is actually very fragile” (dpa). Host: Sümeyra Kaya


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  • Date:

    20. October 2023

  • Pre Pre sale price (fees excluded) 16 € | 12 € erm.

    Eve Evening fund price 22 € | 18 € erm.

  • Literaturhaus Oberhausen / Gdanska Theater

    Eingang im Hof, Gutenbergstr. 8
    46045 Oberhausen

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Literaturhaus Oberhausen
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