There are certainly no certainties in Hanna Lemkes stories collected here under the title Gesichertes (Securities). There is no certainty in love and no security in work. The young men and women of her stories drift through the clubs and bars of the city just as they pass through its jobs and shared apartments. Too young to be established, too old to be carefree, they drift through a world of jaded gestures and observe themselves and others with disquieting clarity. With a style at once lucid and insistent, Hanna Lemke explores the chance encounters and foundering relationships, the moods, tensions and anxieties of a generation on the fringes of a youth which finds no end and recounts their existential search for an attitude that is not a pose.