He has achieved something: With “Twilight” Michael Kleeberg concludes his great trilogy about Karlmann Renn, an average West German man who everyone just calls Charly.
If you want to write a social novel, it’s a good idea to start with a party. There they are all together, in a manageable area and in a circumscribed time, and everything is open to anyone who wants to see it. In this case, Karlmann Renn, known as Charly, is celebrating his 60th birthday. He is managing director of the rubber importer Sievering & Jessen, Hamburg, and can look back on a successful life.