1000 Coils of Fear
A young woman attends a play about the Berlin Wall coming down and is the only Black person in the audience. She is sitting with her boyfriend by a bathing lake and sees four neo-Nazis approaching. In New York, she witnessed Trump's election victory in a strange hotel room. Angry and passionate, the narrator looks at our rapidly changing times and also tells the story of her family: her mother, who was a punk in East Germany and never had the freedom she dreamed of, her absent Angolan father and her twin brother, who died when they were 17. Emotional and funny, Olivia Wenzel writes about loneliness and finding joy in life within the roles that society assigns you.