by Douglas Kennedy
Genre: Adult Fiction, Literary
Review: Thomas Nesbitt is a travel writer looking back on his life and his one true love, back in his twenties. Petra Dussman was a translator exiled from communist East Germany when they met in Berlin, 1984. If you're looking for a sad, wrenching love story, romantic without conventionality, this book is for you. The writing is quite literary with meditations on creativity that I found to ring true, mostly. The lives of an artist, a writer, a translator are all profiled. I enjoyed learning about the historically significant event of life on both sides of "The Wall."
On another note: Mature content in more ways than one, not appropriate for teens.
Song to Read By: "Closer to the Edge" by 30 Seconds to Mars
Interesting Author Interview