The Slow Rhythm of Happiness

  • Sensitive and deeply kind: Mechtild Borrmann proves her mastery
  • Total sales of multi award-winning SPIEGEL best-selling author: more than 900,000 copies
  • “Mechtild Borrmann unshakingly recounts the most exciting stories.” Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung  

Mechtild Borrmann’s stories tell of the people in the shadows, on the edges of society and sometimes also on the verge of legality. In clear, unadorned language, ordinary fates become momentary snapshots of being human. Sometimes harrowing, sometimes touching, sometimes conciliatory, the best-selling author recounts the wrangling and the despair, the anger and the forgiveness, big dreams, small moments of happiness and the beauty of the moment. Also in short stories Mechtild Borrmann proves to be a “magnificent chronologist of everyday life and a true friend of mankind” (Reinhard Jahn, WDR5 Mordsberatung).

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  • Publisher: Droemer HC
  • Release: 01.04.2021
  • 192 pages
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Glück hat einen langsamen Takt
Glück hat einen langsamen Takt
Thomas Gebauer

Mechtild Borrmann

Mechthild Bormann, born 1960, spent her childhood and youth on the Lower Rhine. Before she turned to writing, she worked in the food service industry, and as a dance and theatre pedagogue. Her crime novel Wer das Schweigen bricht became a bestseller and was awarded the German Crime Writing Prize 2012. Mechthild Borrmann lives in Bielefeld, where she works as a free-lance author. In 2015, her novel “Der Geiger” was awarded the Readers’ Prize of ELLE/France.