The Moment

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.
"Kennedy is an absolute master at love stories with heart-stopping twists ... The Moment is simply sensational." Times
Douglas Kennedy's previous twelve novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers
The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and
The Moment. He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books.
The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve;
The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.

His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2007 he was awarded the French decoration of
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2009 the inaugural
Grand Prix de Figaro. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Maine and New York.
"Kennedy is an absolute master at love stories with heart-stopping twists ... The Moment is simply sensational." Times "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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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 656
Erscheinungsdatum 02.02.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-950974-5
Verlag Random House UK Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19.9/13.3/3.6 cm
Gewicht 486 g
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Grandiose Liebe
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Kennedys neuer Roman fesselt mit einer grandiosen Liebesgeschichte im Berlin der 80er Jahre zwischen einer DDR-Übersiedlerin und einem amerikanischen Journalisten mit Krimi- und Spionageromanmomenten. Ein schöner Lesespass, der einen guten Einblick in das Lebensgefühl der Vor-Mauerfall-Zeit bietet, aber vor allem grosse Gefühle.