The Weather in BerlinLarge Print - 2003
For decades, Dixon Greenwood, whose own fame rests on his one great film, Summer, 1921, has lived the Hollywood life. Now, he believes he's lost his genius, so he embarks on a kind of personal rescue mission -- a three-month stay in Germany. In postwar, post-Wall Berlin, Dix finds the cultural climate turbulent. While fellow artists debate politics and art, he discovers that a nostalgic Prussian costume drama is the most popular program on German television. It's with mixed feelings that he agrees to direct an episode -- a fateful decision that unexpectedly reunites him with an actress who disappeared from the set of Summer, 1921 thirty years before. The Weather in Berlin showcases National Book Award Finalist Ward Just's unmatched eye for restless Americans abroad. Imbued with the glitter and darkness of both old Hollywood and the new Europe, it is a terrifically atmospheric novel by one of the most astute writers of American fiction (New York Times Book Review).
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2003.
Branch Call Number: LP FIC JUS
Characteristics: 360 p. (lg. print) ; 23 cm.