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Ostend

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It's the summer of 1936, and writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his home in Austria has been seized. He's been dreaming of Ostend, the Belgian beach town. So he journeys there with his new lover, Lotte Altmann, and reunites with his semiestranged fellow writer and close friend, Joseph Roth. For a moment they create a fragile paradise. But as Europe begins to crumble around them, the writers find themselves trapped on vacation, in exile, watching the world burn.

In Ostend, Volker Weidermann lyrically recounts the summer before the dark, when a group found themselves in limbo while Europe teetered on the edge of fascism and total war.

©2016 Volker Weidermann (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Randall Sellers
  • 21-08-19

Heartbreaking Study of Bohemian Life in Exile

Creative literary flames burn brightly together, then flicker and blow out in the deepening shadows of fascism. A fiercely compassionate and sobering tale of literary lights Zweig, Roth and their friends and lovers living on borrowed time and letting go, well written and finely narrated.