Nana Neul, Lucy Fricke, from her novel with the same title
Best friends Betty and Martha set off for Switzer¬land with a dying father on the backseat, who has but one wish: accompanied suicide in a special institute. It’s to be a final journey, but nothing ever ends as one has imagined it, and certainly not when it comes to life.
With defensive humor of the gallows kind and a truthfulness that hurts, Töchter tells the story of two women in the middle of their lives, of farewells that spare nobody and of fathers who disappear too soon, all via a grotesque journey southwards, through Switzerland, Italy and to Greece, always deeper into the depths of one’s own history. And the question is not where do we come from, but: How do we find our way back out again?