Miss Bohemia

Miss Bohemia

Mathias Nolte

In April 2010, Berlin-based author Lukas Moskowicz finds himself stuck in New York, his flight cancelled because of a plume from an Icelandic volcano. Reading the newspaper, he discovers the obituary of his colleague Philipp Bach, a fellow writer who escaped from East Berlin in 1977 and found fame with his bestselling novel Miss Bohemia soon afterwards. Bach has died in mysterious circumstances at the age of 59.

There’s more connecting Lukas to Bach than he would like; Bach and his capricious lover Tara had more or less invaded his Key West home a few years ago to celebrate Christmas. By Christmas Day Lukas had already familiarized himself with Tara’s anchor tattoo, and had fallen so deeply in love with her that he was even prepared to share her with Bach – until one day she had unexpectedly broken up with them both. But now, the obituary photograph of Bach’s maritime burial shows a clearly recognisable Tara – and Lukas, who would sooner forget the history he shares with her, finds himself inexorably drawn back into the past…

»Miss Bohemia is a pearl in the oyster of light fiction, its artful plotting and striking characters reminiscent of the late Jakob Arjouni’s detective novels. A rare achievement in the world of German literature, the author succeeds in presenting a work that is intellectually stimulating yet light and playful.« - Spiegel-Online

Miss Bohemia


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