“Der Goldene Handschuh” by Heinz Strunk/Upcoming Adaptation by Fatih Akin: A quick essay on ableism

A friend of mine lives near Zeißstraße, which is infamous for being the street that housed Fritz Honka, a serial killer who committed his crimes in Hamburg back in the early 1970s. Honka had a disfigurement and was an alcoholic. He killed four prostitutes and hid their remains in the walls of his apartment. The […]

“Eileen” by Ottessa Moshfeg

Eileen is Moshfeg’s second novel, a psychological thriller about a young woman who works at a juvenile detention center for boys and who gets intentionally wrapped up in a gruesome game (and unraveling) of murder, violence and abuse. The novel is narrated by an older version of the female protagonist Eileen. Eileen (the young Eileen, […]