The Have-Nots is the winner of the 2006 German Book Prize for best novel and was praised by the jury for having confronted our age's most pressing issues: "Her protagonists are in their thirties, they know it all but know nothing of themselves. . . . Their questions are our questions." In one of three interweaving storylines, Jakob and Isabelle move to London, where Jakob will fill the post of a colleague killed in the World Trade Center attack. But their relationship, like the world they once knew and the happiness they once shared, becomes more fragile with each passing day.