the author himself has a small guest part in the novel on pages 37/38.

the novel contains a chapter in English called „not a minute with you was ever in vain“. the german speaking reader may skip through without losing the plot. for the english only speaking friends, the chapter is a little appetizer of the novel.

lila – a girl appearing in the English chapter – is a real person with this name.

the piano player („der stummfilmbegleiter“) appears only one single time in the novel. by reading the novel very carefully, the reader will easily identify, who the piano player is…