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The Stories of an Unheard Woman - Reading with Hanne Hippe

Published in 2021, it is her most recent book and also a very personal one by writer Hannelore Hippe.

"Married, two well-born children, perfect wife and mother: Gussy Fink leads a life as expected of a woman in the fifties. But that changes when she discovers that her husband is involved in dubious business dealings and has deceived her." So much for the content revealed by the cover of the book "The Story of an Outrageous Woman". The author herself, Hannelore Hippe, will tell all the details on 17 November in the Heilig-Geist Kirche. This is the first time she will give a reading in the small church in the old town of Bernkastel.

Hannelore Hippe was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1951. She studied German language and literature, philosophy and political science. She went to Ireland and England and worked there as a lecturer in German literature and regional studies. In 1994 she published her first novel. For the past 15 years, her life has centred on the Moselle. Hannelore Hippe is also the author of Hannah O'Brien, her Irish pseudonym, and Hanne H. Kvandal, her pseudonym for the crime series set in Spitsbergen.

Under her real name -Hannelore Hippe - she has published most of the books. Her mother's fate inspired her to write her autobiographically tinged novel "The Story of an Outrageous Woman", published in 2021. In it, she tells of a mother's difficult journey as a single parent in the 1950s and 1960s. "The girl Eva, that's me." For her, however, the book is less a family story and more an attempt to take readers back to that time.

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November 2023

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