Wallflower is four hours in the life of Molly Lenzfeld, sixteen-year-old New Yorker in Berlin. It’s Thanksgiving Day 1989, two weeks after the fall of the Wall. Molly, the daughter of a German-Jewish mother who fled the Nazis in 1938, is off to her mother's birth house in East Berlin. On the subway trip from West to East, wallflower Molly meets East German wildflower Mick Maier, nineteen. It’s love at first sight and for both, a journey into an unknown land and the labyrinth of Berlin’s underground world — a fertile terrain in which to discover each other, the absurdities of the divided city, and of course, the wonder of love.

Fourth Floor Fiction, KJM Buchverlag
Germany, 2019
140 pages

English-language edition, 2019