Clemens Meyer is one of Germany's most exciting writers. Born in 1977 in what was then East Germany, he worked as a security guard, forklift driver and construction worker while completing his first novel. All the Lights is his acclaimed second book. It has sold over 40,000 copies in German and won the prestigious Leipzig Book Fair Prize in 2008.
A man bets all he has on a horserace to pay for an expensive operation for his dog. A young refugee wants to box her way to the top of the sport. Old friends talk all night. She imagines their future together. Short stories about people who have lost out and about their hopes. Meyer strikes the tone of our times, and finds the grace notes.