EVENT OVERVIEW: Joseph Kanon will discuss his new novel Leaving Berlin.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award-winning author of Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Even culture has become a battleground, with German intellectuals being lured back from exile to add credibility to the competing sectors. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment--to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? Betrayal? Survival? Murder? Filled with intrigue, and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Joseph Kanon's new novel is a compelling thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Chapel, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Joseph Kanon will discuss his new book and answer audience questions. A Booksigning follows the Presentation. A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $27.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Leaving Berlin , One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed). It's your choice for the same price.
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