In a dreary landscape, a woman with no memory approaches a wall of an insurmountable size. She has no idea who she is, where she came from, or what awaits her behind the wall. Is it Paradise? A second change? Unicorns? Death? The Devil is in the detail in my timeless new novel “Idyll”, which was published as an e-book on February 28th, 2019.
Written in the genre magic realism, “Idyll” stems from the same literary gene pool as the very detail-oriented, weighty volumes of the likes of J.K. Rowling and Haruki Murakami. It is, however, both a fairy tale for grown-ups and a subtle, but persistent social commentary.
In a female narrative context where culture reigns, where Matisse and Le Guin eliminate meanness and Bach and BTS blow away everything bad, the novel explores cultural values, inner development, artistic creation, myths, morals, mermaids and memory loss. It denounces the political reign of aggressive, self-centered oppressors and points out the lack of true solidarity, inclusion and equal rights in the world of today, while examining the costs of an ideal society free from rigid rules and norms.
“Idyll” is illustrated by my own mouse-drawn images from a cartoonistic, magic reality and it is available from
and most e-book stores around the world.