Author(s): Stephanie de Velasco
Nini and Jameelah are fourteen. They don't want to grow up. But they do want to lose their virginity. As the long summer holidays stretch out before them, Berlin becomes their playground. The days all merge into one: swimming, smoking, shoplifting, and hanging out with friends from their estate. At night they descend on the red light district, impersonating the prostitutes there in order to practise for their first time, giggling to each other, tipsy on the Tiger Milk - their homemade cocktail - they've been sipping all day. But then, one night, Nini and Jameelah witness a devastating crime that threatens to ruin everything. An explosive story of love, death, rebellion and an extraordinary friendship, TIGER MILK is a novel to define a generation.
Stefanie de Velasco lives and works in Berlin. In 2011, she received the Literature Prize Prenzlauer Berg for the first chapters of TIGER MILK. This is her first novel.