Written by Frauke Scheunemann
Translated by Shelley Frisch
Publication Date February 24, 2012
Hercules is a dachshund, who was rescued from the animal shelter by the sweet and loving Caroline. Life for this little dog would be perfect if it weren't for Caroline's new boyfriend, Thomas. Hercules and his new friend, Mr. Beck -- a tomcat and a good judge of human nature -- devise a shrewd plot to get rid of Thomas and to find a new companion for Caroline.
But when things don't work out with the men that make the dachshund’s short list -- no matter how many romantic moonlight strolls he gets her to take with them -- it comes down to just one man they both might agree on . . .
Frauke Scheunemann was born in Dusseldorf in 1969. She received her doctorate in law, then completed her training at North German Broadcasting and worked as a journalist and press spokesperson. She has been writing full time since 2002, and has published a series of highly successful novels with her sister under the collective pseudonym “Anne Hertz.” She lives with her husband and their four children in Hamburg, Germany.
Shelley Frisch has translated numerous books, including biographies of Nietzsche, Kafka, and Einstein. She serves on the PEN American Center Translation Committee, and is the recipient of the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Translation Prize.
"... charming [and] heart-warming ... this is a romantic comedy for those who always believed good things were possible for that sub-genre." January Magazine
"... cute ..." Winnipeg Free Press