End Happy has a major aw: the book appeared before terrorism and natural disasters became part of daily life in Europe. It came out too early. End Happy is like a road movie that takes us through an ageing, disappearing paradise, asking a question that has become more urgent than ever: Where can we flee to when our homes are no longer safe?
»Sibylle Berg is one of the few German-speaking authors still worth breaking into a bookshop for.«
The heroine of the novel leaves her home. She survives floods, epidemics, unrest, civil wars, then finds companions in suffering and loses them again. She joins a strange sect, observes the end of neo-liberalism before the word has even been invented, and finally she ends a brief respite from the apocalypse - a fragile happy end.
"As ever, when Sibylle Berg writes she does it mercilessly and unerringly." Kulturspiegel
"Sibylle Berg opens our eyes - and she's simply indispensable." Literaturen