The Incident

Family trees and the roots of Love

A woman is approached by a stranger who claims that they have the same father. This encounter, although brief, unleashes an overwhelming wave of emotions in her. Questions fill her mind: questions about marriage and motherhood, adoption and family secrets – but most of all, questions about truth. In ‘The Incident’, Julia Schoch, one of the most influential voices in contemporary German autofiction, tells of a life transformed from one moment to the next. She captivatingly and cleverly draws the reader into a whirlpool of outrageous events – events which, despite being fictional, remain eerily familiar to us all.