Love among Aliens

"Mora's use of language is unusual and thrilling to read: her sentences develop a gravitational pull that is hard to resist." - New Books in German

"A captivating book about loneliness and things all too human. […] A thoroughly clever book." - Spiegel Online

"It is becoming increasingly obvious from her books that Terézia Mora is writing a journal of the present era." - Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"In Terézia Mora’s stories the overtones of the world become perceptible." - Tagesspiegel

"In her stories, Mora captures the nature of a society whose insidious misfortune is that a pale of indifference has descended upon its individuals." - Die Zeit

Self-willed dreamers on the search for earthly happiness

A trip to the seaside is meant to bring a young couple together. A night porter feels secretly attracted to his half-sister. A university lecturer runs away from a broken relationship and from the conflict with himself. A Japanese professor falls in love with a goddess.

In Love Among Aliens Terézia Mora skilfully writes about people who lose themselves but don’t give up; who are lost but continue to hope. In these ten stories we meet women and men who are strangely at odds with themselves but want to find the way to each other; loners who won’t admit their own feelings; dreamers who stubbornly stick to their ideals.

With precise soberness, Mora has traced feelings for which there seems to be no outlet and examined the sometimes tragicomical longing for friendship, love and happiness.