304pp (56,000 words)
Ulrich Lofart, bachelor and administrative jurist, falls in love in the supermarket with Dorothee, a young, lively management consultant. It isn't long before his professional and private life become total chaos. A prudent love-story set in day-to-day surroundings and an amusing novel about the excessive demands life itself makes.
paperback – Random House/btb
»With this novel the surprise-star of this year's literary autumn.«
»Burkhard Spinnen sets a new standard. He has written a great book about the smaller things in life.«
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
»Brilliant is, what and how Spinnen writes. We will definitely be hearing more of him. But before that read and enjoy LANGER SAMSTAG.«
»Only in Spinnen's crystal-clear language can such glances at ordinary life explode into breathtaking revelations.«