For a life too short, for a novel too beautiful, to be true: The best thing written about Hoppe so far!

Hoppe isn’t an autobiography but Hoppe’s dream biography, in which Hoppe tells us about another Hoppe: with a Canadian childhood on thin ice, an Australian youth in the desert, full of journeys over the sea, and an escape expedition to America. Hoppe’s life and travel journal turns into a tragic-comic artist’s novel, with which she leads us out into the world and back again to the German backwater, where her dream family continues to wait for her. A story about pointless wishes, failed weddings, and decimated careers. And about the uncontested luck of being a child of the rat catcher of Hamelin.