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Stella by Takis Wurger, Liesl Schillinger


Takis Wurger, Liesl Schillinger

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Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication date: 4 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781611854497

From the internationally bestselling author of The Club comes a new novel of love and betrayal, set in Berlin in 1942.

4 stars out of 5
Antonia Senior
13 Mar 2021

"an unsettling, atmospheric read"

In 1942 Friedrich, a young Swiss man who dreams of becoming an artist, travels to Berlin. There he meets and falls in love with the beautiful model Kristin. They hang out in the underground bars with a jazz-loving SS officer called Tristan... 

The story is told in sparse, tight prose. It’s an unsettling, atmospheric read. What are you seeking in Berlin, Tristan asks Friedrich. “The truth,” the young man says. But when the truth comes, he closes his eyes.