The Hiding Game (Hardback)Naomi Wood (author)
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A tale of creative and romantic obsession set against the backdrop of the thriving Bauhaus scene, The Hiding Game brilliantly evokes the political tensions of the Weimar era and the conflict between art and encroaching Fascism. Gripping yet sophisticated, it is a novel of eloquent power.
In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students. Eccentric and alluring, the more time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become, and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte. But Paul is not the only one vying for her affections, and soon an insidious rivalry takes root.
As political tensions escalate in Germany, the Bauhaus finds itself under threat, and the group begins to disintegrate under the pressure of its own betrayals and love affairs. Decades later, in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Paul is haunted by a secret. When an old friend from the Bauhaus resurfaces, he must finally break his silence.
Beautifully written, powerful and suspenseful, Naomi Wood's The Hiding Game is a novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession, set against the most turbulent era of our recent past.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 39 mm
'The Hiding Game is a brilliant, fascinating novel - a gripping story, skilfully told. I defy anyone not to be possessed by the all-consuming universe it creates.' - Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither
'The Hiding Game is a searing and profoundly moving exploration of the things we conceal from others and all that we hide from ourselves. Atmospheric and compelling . . . A haunting read.' - Caroline Lea, author of The Glass Woman
'A fantastic novel, so beautiful and sad. Naomi Wood's instinct for the rhythm and details of longing is sublime and the way she weaves together the personal and national is mesmerising . . . Immersive,
elegant and affecting, Wood's prose, as always, delights the senses.' - Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching
'A love story set in the Bauhaus art school during Germany's turbulent 1920s? Be still, my pounding heart!' - Sarra Manning, Red
'The author of Mrs Hemingway triumphs with another exploration of the costs of creativity, this time art and the meticulously researched Bauhaus era from its claustrophobic bubble to the hostile world beyond. I was seduced and fascinated by the hedonism, the creative and romantic rivalries and conflicted loyalties in this tangle of flawed and beautiful people.' - Isobel Costello
'Wood is a deft writer who deserves to be better known. Her debut, The Godless Boys, was a compelling alternative history of England in 1986; her second novel, Mrs Hemingway, reimagined the lives of the American author's four wives. For her third, she alights on new territory, spinning a suspenseful story of obsession against the tense political backdrop of Germany's Bauhaus art school.' - Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times
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