‘Splendid. Uproariously funny and movingly beautiful.’ Der Spiegel.
Lucy Fricke’s Daughters tells the story of two women, pushing forty, on a road trip across Europe, each of them dealing with difficult fathers along the way. A bestseller and booksellers’ favourite in Germany, Daughters evokes laughter and tears by way of life and death, friendship and family.
‘In this wildly funny novel, women-on-the-edge-of-a-nervous-breakdown Betty and Martha take us on a madcap journey through Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Greece, as they try to resolve their relationships with their all-too frail and human fathers. Sinéad Crowe’s seamless translation captures the humour, self-irony, honesty and wisdom of Betty’s lively narrative.’Antonia Lloyd-Jones, translator of Olga Tokarczuk
Winner of the 2018 Bavarian Book Prize