Author Event: Christian Kracht

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME, 04614

Swiss author Christian Kracht will return to the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm to share from his new book, The Dead. In the book, he mines the feverish early days of Weimar Germany for a Gothic tale of global conspiracy, personal loss, and historical entanglements large and small.

The story takes place in Berlin, Germany in the early 1930s. The acclaimed Swiss film director Emil Nägeli receives the assignment of a lifetime: travel to Japan and make a film to establish the dominance of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi empire once and for all. But his handlers are unaware that Nägeli has colluded with the Jewish film critics to pursue an alternative objective—to create a monumental, modernist, allegorical spectacle to warn the world of the horror to come.

Christian Kracht’s books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. His previous novel, Imperium, was the recipient of the 2012 Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize. He lives in Los Angeles.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books, there is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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