The Quiet Child

What if your child is not like other children...

An inheritance enables Lukas and Paulina to realise a lifetime dream: at long last they can leave behind their poky flat in the city and move into their own house and garden with their three kids. What’s more, Paulina can show her parents that she has made good, even if she did choose to become an actress instead of studying at university and even if she did marry a mere landscape gardener instead of an academic. Blinded by happiness, Paulina refuses to admit to herself that her 4-year-old, David, is different from other children. The medical diagnosis, Asperger’s Syndrome (a mild form of autism), catches the young family off guard. Suddenly Paulina finds herself having to fight: for her son, her family and for love.


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
288 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-24854-9
August 2011