This is my book I wrote some years ago. It’s called “Apricot Juice and Other Stories.” It’s a series of five stories based around Hamburg portraying the downfall of a would-be artist haunting its less salubrious joints.
Here’s the blurb:
Nick is drifting. Hanging around various bars in Hamburg, financing himself through menial jobs, realising that he is failing as an artist. The five stories poignantly describe his stagnation, offering a revolving portrait of his life and friends while relating the atmosphere and scenery of Hamburg’s darker side – the streets, the pubs and clubs, the prevailing attitudes.
You can take a look at what’s in it here.
And if you can deal with the German you can even buy it here. If you really want to.