Berlin Cantata by Jeffrey Lewis

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HAUS, 2012.
ISBN: 9781907822438. 240 pp.
Softcover. Fine.

Thirteen voices in this polyphonic novel tell the story not only of atonement, but of discovery, loss, identity, intrigue, mystery, insanity, sadomasochism and lies. At its center is a country house owned successively by Jews, Nazis and Communists. In the country house, the American girl seeks her hidden past. In the girl, a local reporter seeks redemption. In the reporter, a false hero of the past seeks exposure. In the false hero, the American girl seeks a guide. And so it goes, a round of conspiracy and desire.