Wie wir begehren (How We Desire)

Translations in Englisch, Finnish, French, Italian and Spanish

Who are we? Who can we be, who do we want to be if we diverge from the norm? Do we discover desire or does desire discover us?How free are we to live out our desire? Does it only come in one shape, or does it change, become deeper, more tender, more radical?In a book that is as personal as it is analytical, Carolin Emcke describes the search and gradual discovery of her own, somewhat different desire. She writes about a homosexual coming of age, about a youth in the 1980s, when sexuality was not talked about. She spells out the many dialects of desire; describes the desire for fulfilment, but also the tragedy, the social exclusion of those who cannot articulate their desire.