„der stummfilmbegleiter“ („the silent movie piano player“) was written between 2005 and 2011. the novel is a fictional story, that could be a reality in some future decades. thereby, it has some relation to reality: the desription of the slums of cairo, in which the protagonist grows up, is related to the author´s own visit to the smokey mountain and the pile of rubbish in the slums of manila. karim, a friend of the protagonist, is based on the author´s personal friend, who had died in a car accident. the description of the christian faith, the doubts and the confidence comes from the author’s own education in christianity. the scenes of career advancement and the tension between success and ethics are derived from various economic and business environmental research studies by the author and his interest in the worldwide financial crisis of the past few years.