Decompression

Author:   Juli Zeh ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Anchor Books
ISBN:  

9781101910504


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   23 June 2015
Format:   Paperback
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In this riveting tale we meet two couples caught in a web of conflicting passions, Diving instructor Sven Fiedler and his girlfriend, Antje, who live and work on the Spanish island of Lanzarote. When a tourist couple--Jola, a soap opera actress, and Theo, a stalled novelist--arrive for an intensive two-week diving experience, Sven is captivated by Jola's beauty and evident wealth. Theo suspects that Sven and Jola have begun an affair, but oddly, he seems to encourage them. Antje looks on, increasingly wary of these new clients. Cycling through different points of view, we are constantly kept guessing about who knows what--and who is telling the truth. A brutal game of temptation and manipulation unfolds, pointing toward a violent end--but a quiet one, underwater, beneath the waves.

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Author:   Juli Zeh ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Anchor Books
Imprint:   Anchor Books
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.272kg
ISBN:  

9781101910504


ISBN 10:   110191050
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   23 June 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A mesmerizing and disturbing psychological thriller...Zeh's talent pulls this morally murky tale up from the depths and toward a redeeming light. -- Wall Street Journal Erotic intrigue, deep-sea diving and clients from hell make for a lively mix in this German author's fourth novel.... The gathering suspense is complemented by nuanced characterization in a pleasingly unpredictable work. -- Kirkus Reviews Zeh is adept at describing the carelessness and perversities of the rich and famous.... [T]his is a story about obsession - this time with status, looks, and celebrity culture. -- The Independent Gripping...Zeh is exceptional at building tension, and her use of shifting viewpoints keeps the reader guessing to the end. A darkly comic thriller that is impossible to put down. -- Library Journal A tale that unfolds at a high level of psychological excitement. -- Der Spiegel A nightmarish, furious, cold thriller...Juli Zeh is at her literary best when she's describing underwater silence, when she's describing situations in which isolation is total and the world as it exists above water is bidden farewell. This is phenomenal. -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung Juli Zeh's love-triangle drama easily bears comparison with the work of Patricia Highsmith, doyenne of the conspicuously amoral. -- Brigitte


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Juli Zeh's novels include Eagles and Angels, winner of numerous prizes including the German Book Prize; Gaming Instinct; In Free Fall; and The Method. She has worked at the United Nations in New York, taught at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig, and currently lives in Brandenburg. In 2013 she was awarded the Thomas Mann Prize.

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