Katharina Bendixen

Affiliated Fellow
Project Title: 
Leichte Beute [Sitting Duck, working title], a novel from today's Budapest
Project Abstract: 

„A young woman from Germany goes to Budapest as an au pair. Her host family seems pretty peculiar: the five-year-old child doesn't want to eat and the parents apparently don't care. The woman wants to help the child; she also wants her boyfriend who stayed in Germany and half-promised to visit her to come. In her mind she begins to link these two aims: if the child eats, her boyfriend will come. And so her fight begins: a fight against the family, a fight against a foreign country with a complicated language and a fight against the other au pairs. Before long, all these fights merge into a single fight against reality."

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