By (author) Douglas Kennedy
Moment by Douglas Kennedy
Book DescriptionFrom the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Leaving the World "comes a tragic love story set in Cold War Berlin.Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine, in touch only with his daughter and still trying to recover from the end of a long marriage, his solitude is disrupted one wintry morning by the arrival of a box that is postmarked Berlin. The name on the box--Dussmann--unsettles him completely, for it belongs to the woman with whom he had an intense love affair twenty-six years ago in Berlin at a time when the city was cleaved in two and personal and political allegiances were frequently haunted by the deep shadows of the Cold War. Refusing initially to confront what he might find in that box, Thomas nevertheless is forced to grapple with a past he has never discussed with any living person and in the process relive those months in Berlin when he discovered, for the first and only time in his life, the full, extraordinary force of true love. But Petra Dussmann, the woman to whom he lost his heart, was not just a refugee from a police state, but also someone who lived with an ongoing sorrow that gradually rewrote both their destinies. A love story of great epic sweep and immense emotional power, "The Moment "explores why and how we fall in love--and the way we project on to others that which our hearts so desperately seek.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781439180792
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Hardback (229mm x 155mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: 3-May-2011
Country of Publication: United States
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