King's English Update
Hey, we're taking the long weekend off! We'll be back on Monday, July 6th, bright and early. Take care, find some shade, be kind, and READ!
My Red Heaven (Paperback)
Set on a single day in 1927, My Red Heaven imagines a host of characters--some historic, some invented--crossing paths on the streets of Berlin.
The subjects include Robert Musil, Otto Dix, Werner Heisenberg, Anita Berber, Vladimir Nabokov, K the Kollwitz, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Rosa Luxemburg--as well as others history has forgotten: a sommelier, a murderer, a prostitute, a pickpocket, and several ghosts.
Drawing inspiration from Otto Freundlich's painting by the same name, My Red Heaven explores a complex moment in history: the rise of deadly populism at a time when everything seemed possible and the future unimaginable. A terrific read for fans of Richard Powers' The Overstory and Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin.