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This Must Be the Place (Paperback)

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A "stealthily original" (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel of two people who find each other when they least expect it in a city haunted by history.BR
Walter Baum has one of the most famous voices in Germany. A former television star, he's been dubbing Tom Cruise's lines into German for fifteen years. Now he finds himself nearing forty, alone and adrift. In the apartment below is Hope, a young American woman, isolated in a lonely city. When they finally meet in the elevator of the building they share, what transpires is "an essential love story for our confused and difficult times."(Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan)

About the Author

Anna Winger grew up in Massachusetts and in Mexico. Her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine and the Frankfurter Allgemeine, among other publications. She is also a photographer and the creator of NPR’s “Berlin Stories.” A graduate of Columbia University, she lives in Berlin with her family.

Praise For…

"An unretouched yet touching portrait of a woman, a man and a city in flux...a story rooted in universal human emotions."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Funny, touching, and unforgettable."
-Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan

"With a wryly engaging voice, Winger...deftly reveals the rough-edged layers that make up places and people."

"Gracefully captures the odd emptiness of Berlin's streets as well as the subtleties of its inhabitants... a smart tasteful novel."
-The New York Sun

"Cosmopolitan, funny, and breezy to read...always smart and never sappy."
-Daily Candy

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594483837
ISBN-10: 1594483833
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English