Ausgezeichnet! The Tilting House is well on its way to being released in Germany. Thanks to my agent, the esteemed Abigail Samoun, and Erzsi Deak, our foreign rights agent (who apparently is also esteemed), we have received an actual offer from an actual publisher in Germany, which begins some sort of mysterious negotiating period between a few potential bidders.
I've got a soft spot in my heart for Deutschland, my wife and I having hosted an exchange student, Eva Busch, who became a great friend and a surrogate daughter. The fam and I went and stayed with Eva's family a few years ago in Homberg, a small village near Kassel. We also went to Venice on that trip, but I must say I liked Germany more. Great urban planners. Lovely people. Amazing beer and chocolate.
So keep your eyes peeled for Der Kippen Haus (or is it Die Kippen Haus?). Coming soon to a Barnes und Noble near you.
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