If you are in the Berlin area on October 8, 2017 @ 7 pm, we hope that you will join us for the launch of Retrograde by Kat Hausler at Another Country, Berlin’s favorite English Language Second Hand Bookshop! Sophie Raphaeline runs the shop, which is also a place propagating British culture, of free speaking, discussing, liberal thinking and, above all, reading!
Kat will be on hand to sign books, which will be available for purchase, and will read from her wonderful debut novel! No party is complete without swag so we’ll have giveaways on hand as well.
On a warm summer day in Berlin, Helena is hit by a truck while crossing the street. She awakens to the loving face of her husband Joachim, but can’t remember anything about the accident, or even the last few years leading up to it. Retrograde amnesia the doctors call it and assure her that with time, she should regain her memory. Joachim doesn’t intend to lie to his estranged wife, Helena. But when he realizes that she doesn’t remember their separation, he can’t bring himself to tell her, so he takes her home and pretends they were never apart. As the lies accumulate, Helena senses something isn’t quite right—that her husband is hiding something. When the outside world encroaches, Helena must face an unsettling truth and decide what the past will mean for their future. More info →