Kim de l’ Horizon’s Blutbuch, winner of the 2022 German Book Prize, is a fascinating, multi-layered, autofictional novel. Part self-discovery, part family history, part queer self-definition. The story of one’s own family, around the ancestors of “Großmeer and “Meer” is complemented by self-reflections of the queer, non-binary narrator – and by sometimes extremely explicit sex scenes. It’s all part of the life of the narrator. I’m not entirely sure it’s really the big triumph of non-binary storytelling. The use of the explicit is coherent, and in context not pornographic, but somehow it also fits the clichés (pos & neg) that recipients of the novel have of queer life. But who am I to judge. It is a great achievement, and I can recommend the novel.