This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

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Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440638749
  • 320 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult


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)


“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