Two Gentlemen on the Beach

Two Gentlemen on the Beach A Novel

Hardback (01 May 2016) | English

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Synopsis

On the face of it, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin-two icons of the twentieth century-couldn't be more different. One is the grand statesman whose resolve led a nation in the struggle against Nazi Germany, the other the world-famous actor and comedian behind The Great Dictator, whose owns roots were in poverty and hardship. But in this moving novel, they are bound by a dark secret: both suffer from depression.

When a chance encounter reveals what they share, an unusual and unlikely friendship ensues. A series of therapeutic meetings across the world, in Germany, England, and America, sees each become the other's confidant as they talk of their "black dog days." With the eye of a masterfully subtle narrator, Michael Köhlmeier imagines a startling friendship of unique understanding between this extraordinary pair: a friendship of the twentieth century between art and politics, humor and seriousness, but which at heart remains an understanding between two men-the poor tramp and the grand statesman-who bring together the history of the century.
 

Book information

ISBN: 9781910376461
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Imprint: Haus Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 833.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 436g
Height: 227mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 25mm