Title: The Story of My Disappearance
Publisher: Picador, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
FINE/FINE unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000757
Synopsis: Although Paul Wedekind has found work as a fisherman along the coast of Rhode Island, he knows his new life is not yet his own. Years ago, as a patriotic young man in East Germany, he enlisted in its army, only to be recruited by the terrifying and omnipotent forces of the Stasi. On a tour of Afghanistan, he and a boyhood friend were taken prisoner and tortured by the Mujahadin - a nightmare that endlessly haunts him.
Years later, believing his friend dead, Paul is sent to America as an agent for the KGB, where his life is changed forever by one woman - a contact named Suleika. Soon, the violent events of the past will threaten their love, and their lives. On the dangerous waters off the New England coast, these two exiles must find the strength to satisfy the impossible demands of men who claim to own them.
An atmospheric, utterly gripping new novel by one of America's most acclaimed younger writers.
From the Publisher: "Rich in detail, chokingly tense and gorgeously romantic...hoists its author to the top of his class." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Watkins writes fiction as thoughtful as it is stirring. His clean, Hemingwayesque prose speaks with urgency and beauty." --Dan Cryer, Newsday
"From the first sentence, Paul Watkins' book grabs the reader and doesn't let go....As changeable as the sea: beautiful and romantic and brutal and ugly, but always fascinating." --Chicago Tribune
"A book that will only reinforce his reputation as one of the best young writers....Watkins is an exceptional storyteller." --Providence Sunday Journal
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