||Political upheavals afect individuals just as families, social spheres and all aspects of
life. his is the subject of Julia Schoch's novel Mit der Geschwindigkeit des Sommers. he
disintegration of the state of the GDR with all its consequences is the centre of the narrative.
Individual biographies and contemporary history, the past and the present, the fate
of an individual and future perspectives are interwoven. As an example, the author tells
the story about two sisters who incorporate this historical turning point and change of
eras, times which become a challenge for the siblings, or even a nightmare. In her novel,
Julia Schoch carefully examines the dramatic changes from a critical, social, historical,
biographical perspective, thereby serving as literary seismograph of a historical political
upheaval named 'Wende'.