Vom Fliegen ausser Atem tells the story of 18-year-old Sara, who wants to get as far away from home as possible after her schooling. She ends up in the USA as an au pair. The longed-for feeling of freedom, however, does not arrive. Only when she comes to know and love Nino, an artist, does her life seem finally to have taken the right turn. But her journey to herself has only just begun.

Annette Lory paints the portrait of a sensitive young woman who, again and again, comes up against her limits, falls, picks herself up, fights for breath, and tries yet again to learn to fly. Claudia Fellmer and Sabine Hagmann enrich the story with their photographic interpretations.

“This book is a New York winter fairy tale. It arrives as lightly as a snowfall. It tells of a young woman fleeing Switzerland, who, like so many before her, steps out of her shell and into life in all its openness and vagueness—life that blows in like snowflakes.”
Friederike Kretzen

Annette Lory
Vom Fliegen ausser Atem

Illustrated by Claudia Fellmer
& Sabine Hagmann

CHF 21.90

Kommode Verlag
Publishing date February 2016
208 pages, 14,5×21,5 CM
ISBN 978-3-9524401-1-7
EUR 20.00