- btb-Verlag (Germany)
- Fraktura (Croatia)
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About the book
A new Rembrandt has been discovered, a portrait of an unknown young man. Conservator Peter Lindke disagrees with the ascription. After a television appearance in which he, among other things, declares that the man’s collar could never have been painted by Rembrandt, he is fired. At home he not only finds out that his marriage is in a crisis, but also that his cleaning lady has major problems. He takes her under his wing and manages to get her life back on track. However, when she shows up with Ilyas, a boy with the face of a tortured poet and thirty thousand euros in debt, Peter Lindke hesitates. Should he also help out Ilyas – and will that give his life meaning? Or is he better off saving his marriage?