As a Mrs. Hemingway fan, I couldn’t wait to read Naomi Wood’s Bauhaus novel - a coming-of-age story of students attending the progressive art school. The juxtaposition between the modernity of the school’s teachings and the suppressive rise of the far right in Germany creates a background of thrilling intensity and yet, however adverse the setting, the characters bring empathy and love to the fore. One hundred years on from the birth of Bauhaus, this is a timely novel.
- Natalie Winterlich, Dubray Head Office
In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students. Eccentric and alluring, the more time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become, and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte. But Paul is not the only one vying for her affections, and soon an insidious rivalry takes root.As political tensions escalate in Germany, the Bauhaus finds itself under threat, and the group begins to disintegrate under the pressure of its own betrayals and love affairs. Decades later, in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Paul is haunted by a secret. When an old friend from the Bauhaus resurfaces, he must finally break his silence.Beautifully written, powerful and suspenseful, Naomi Wood's The Hiding Game is a novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession, set against the most turbulent era of our recent past.
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