The German novel, THE STRONGER SEX, by Hans Werner Kettenbach is ostensibly about a lawsuit–a very grubby lawsuit, but the story is really about the tangled relationships between the people involved in the case. Lawyer Alexander Zabel, in his late twenties, is rather surprised to find himself pressured into representing the elderly, ailing German industrialist, Herbert Klofft in a case involving his former employee, 34-year-old Katharina Fuchs. Katharina, an engineer who has worked in Klofftâ€™s company, Klofftâ€™s Valves, for eleven years was fired after requesting sick leave.
June 17, 2011
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Tags: Bitter Lemon Press, Courtoom Drama, Lawyer, Morality Â· Posted in: Character Driven, Germany, Mystery/Suspense, Psychological Suspense, Translated, World Lit
Imagine for a moment that you have no money, no job and no prospects when you meet someone who could be your double. This twin version has everything you donâ€™t: a huge bank account, a luxury villa, a flashy sports car, and a loving, attractive husband. What would you do if your double offered to pay you to trade lives for a few days?….