The novel’s story is told from the perspective of a ten-year-old boy growing up in the Lower Rhine. The main character’s older sister has a serious heart defect from birth, yet she wants to enjoy life to the fullest. Through her, the narrator discovers the band Pink Floyd from far away London and becomes its enthusiastic fan – a fan of a band that symbolizes defiance and rebellion. By evoking the atmosphere of Pink Floyd’s songs and combining it with the author’s journalistic experience, this novel is not only engaging for the famous band’s fans but also a great tribute to the entire 1970s, a period full of upheaval and change.
Published by Kniha Zlín, 2022
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Alexander Gorkow (* 1966) is one of Germany’s most renowned journalists; among others, he has won the German Reporter Prize twice. Since 1993 he has worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, where he currently heads the Culture and Media section. In addition to his work as a reporter, he also writes books: his latest novel, The Children Hear Pink Floyd (Die Kinder hören Pink Floyd), was published last year.