Johannes meets Aurelia in High School. Unfortunately, the happiness does not last, as Aurelia breaks up with him after two months. In a failed attempt to get her back, Johannes lies about being fatally ill. Beautiful Mothers is a linguistically conscious collection of seven short stories, where topics like rejection and masculinity are present. The stories have different temperaments but might all be the tales of the same narrator. In this way the book is also a portrait of a person in deep isolation, in a universe of broken connections that still must be uphold.
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