For Du stirbst nicht, Kathrin Schmidt won the 2009 Deutscher Buchpreis. Her new novel Kapoks Schwestern has just been published. For years, Werner Kapok avoided his parents’ house. Now his sister is living there, and when he does return, family history catches up with him. The Schaechter sisters are still living opposite – the girls he shared his hopes and desires with as he grew up. A novel of war, flight, division, spying and new freedoms – of love, guilt and happiness.