The Moment (Paperback)Douglas Kennedy (author)
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Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer living a very private life in Maine. Until, one wintry morning, his solitude is disrupted by the arrival of a package postmarked Berlin.
But what is more unsettling is the name accompanying the return address on the package: Petra Dussmann. For she is the woman with whom Thomas had an intense love affair twenty-five years before in a divided Berlin, where people lived fearfully under the shadows of the Cold War.
And so Thomas is forced to grapple with a past he has always kept hidden. For Petra Dussman was a refugee from the police state of East Germany. And her tragic secrets were to re-write both their destinies.
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm
His most ambitious to date and most deeply felt. * Daily Mirror *
The storytelling is served up thick and meaty ... the result is a big, satisfying read. * Daily Mail *
Kennedy, like William Boyd and Paul Watkins, has always managed to walk that precarious tight-rope of credibility between the twin towers of popular and literary fiction... Kennedy is particularly adept at capturing the ugliness of modern life... He captures with acuity men's self-destructive nature and the eddies in which husbands, fathers and sons find themselves caught. * Independent on Sunday *
Douglas Kennedy's 10th novel, The Moment, a tome running to almost 500 pages, is weighty enough to crush any doubts about this prolific author's status as a stylish popular novelist and a classy purveyor of the gripping yarn... It is the quality of evaluation, this conscious appraisal of unforeseen loss, of gallant naivety, of the bullish youthful belief in the right to happiness, that sets Kennedy's work apart from that of many other popular novelists... It is a gripping read and an honest attempt to address human frailty while playing out our minor destinies in the face of great love and desperate loss. * Irish Times *
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“My favourite book of 2012”
I love this book! A great story with suprising twists I didn't see coming. Set in a divided Berlin, The Moment follows the story of a love affair between an American man and a German refugee from East Germany.... More
“heart wrenching, sad, brilliant”
For the first third of this book I nearly gave up on it and put it down as I found it quite complex and not an easy read and figured I am not intelectual enough for it. However, something kept me there and I am so... More
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