The Smartest Man in the World
What’s the meaning of life - if it doesn’t lie in work?
Jens Leunich owns only as much as he can fit into two suitcases – in addition to a bank account with sufficient millions to spend his entire life in the world’s luxury hotels. Apart from that, he does . . . nothing. Absolutely nothing. Because doing nothing, he has realized, is the best way to save the world. Yet doing nothing is not as easy as most people would think.
This novel recounts how the first-person narrator, Jens Leunich, manages somewhat fortuitously as a young man to pull off one of the all-time biggest bank robberies in New York. After that, he acts cleverly and is able to fulfill all of his wishes as an idler. But only until his money dries up, because when that happens, he has sworn to kill himself. As the novel begins, he has ten days left to live. So, what happened?
Fashionable settings and luxury hotels. An extraordinary travel read
English sample translation available
Rights sold to: Bulgaria