Stefan Vogel grew up in the Big Brother society of East Germany. He describes himself as a poet, and can point to work in obscure literary magazines as proof. But Stefan Vogel lives with a terrible secret. Drawn into the counter-culture world of East Berlin in the 1970s, he meets writers and artists who seem to take him seriously. He also meets a beautiful actress, Inge, and as the wall between east and west is falling, he quickly marries her and persuades her to follow him to New York. But Stefan Vogel's secret will follow him wherever he goes. SEVEN LIES is another virtuoso performance from one of our best younger novelists, the author of the highly-acclaimed THE HORNED MAN.
Author: Lasdun, James
Publisher: UK: Jonathan Cape; US: Norton; Translation: Irene Skolnick; Media: A P Watt