Dahlenberger tells the story of a summer.

Dahlenberger tells the story of a summer, the taste of chlorine on the skin, salty fries and how a few jumps from the pool’s springboard tear deep craters. Only Jan knows that this will be the last summer for him and his friends.

Florian Wacker perfectly captures the mood at the municipal outdoor pool during a hot, aimless, small-town summer. Compulsively readable, Dahlenberger is an astutely observed piece of literary fiction about teenage friendships, with a tantalising hint of mystery.


  • Oldenburger children’s and young adult book prize 2015
  • THE BEST 7 – Books for young readers (September 2015)
  • Novel
  • 216 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Verlagshaus Jacoby & Stuart
  • ISBN 978-3-942787-69-7

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