Can’t wait to see ’Wallflower’ up on the silver screen.

-- Der Tagesspiegel


A Novel

By Holly-Jane Rahlens

Holly-Jane Rahlens

Holly-Jane Rahlens, a native New Yorker, has lived virtually all her adult life in Berlin. A prize-winning novelist and screenwriter, she has also flourished in radio, TV, and film as an actress, commentator, and producer, creating a series of highly-praised one-woman-shows. Wallflower, originally published in Germany, is her sixth novel. 
A slew of comic scenes embellished with a great love for detail.

-- Spiegel Online

​Wallflower is four hours in the life of Molly Lenzfeld, sixteen-year-old New Yorker in Berlin. It’s Thanksgiving 1989, two weeks after the fall of the Wall. Molly, the daughter of a German-Jewish mother who fled the Nazis in 1938, is off to her mother’s birth house in East Berlin. On the subway trip wallflower Molly meets East German wildflower Mick Maier, nineteen. It’s love at first sight, and for both, a journey into an unknown land, into the labyrinth of Berlin’s underground world, a fertile terrain where they discover each other, the absurdities of the divided city, and the wonder of love.

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