Germany during the 1990s is a time of change both politically and personally. Maria is seventeen and of her own free will has left home to live with her boyfriend's family. The novel brings to life her passion, guilt and longing to those whose lives she has touched. Not sure how I feel about this book. Do I feel disgusted by the way she's been sexually treated by Henner or is she old enough to know her own mind? You read and decide.