Alfa Yayınları published Ferdinand von Schirach’s novel “Taboo” with a translation by Firüzan Gürbüz Gerhold.
An artist and a lawyer try to understand what truth is … Ferdinand von Schirach’s new book is an artist novel, a judicial drama and in the end it is a description of the depths of the human being. As a child, Sebastian von Eschburg lost his footing when his father committed suicide. He tries to save himself through art. With his photographs and video installations he shows that reality and truth are different things. It’s about beauty, sex and human loneliness. When Eschburg is accused of killing a young woman, Konrad Biegler takes over the defense. The old lawyer tries to help the artist – and with it himself.
2 December 2021