Westermann reads: The smell of summer rain: “Horak at the end of the world”

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    Presenter, journalist and author Christine Westermann presents her favorite book here every two weeks. This time: 242 pages of summer and self-search in “Horak at the End of the World” by Jakob Horak. Christine Westerman

    Can poppy seed cake make you happy?

    Sometimes yes. After all, happiness is not a permanent state, but a snapshot. A piece of poppy seed cake can therefore be a happy moment in the life of Jakob Horak.

    “Horak at the End of the World” by Jan Kossdorff tells the fictional story of a writer who is on a reading tour with his book. Jakob Horak was once famous, wrote a bestseller with his debut novel, was a celebrated star on the Austrian literary scene, and even in Germany Elke Heidenreich got people to “Read!” prompted by his novel. The second time, the success was no longer so tingling.