By Robert Ronsson
Cameron Mortimer follows fellow-writer Christopher Isherwood to 1930s Berlin. In a separate narrative, Jay Halprin, an Englishman working in Manhattan, survives 9/11. When Jay’s second-chance life collides with the repercussions of Cameron’s travels, the outcome, though always inevitable, is both surprising and shocking.
Fans of the 1972 film Cabaret will find references to it in both threads of this intriguingly constructed novel and will relate to its themes of guilt and destiny.