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Mr. Wilder and Me

Unabridged   8.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/27/2022

Mr. Wilder and Me

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696608398


A must-listen novel from the award-winning author of The Rotter's Club and Middle England.

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In the heady summer of 1977, a naïve young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows almost nothing. But the time she spends in this glamorous, unfamiliar new life will change her for good.

While Calista is thrilled with her new adventure, Wilder himself is living with the realization that his star may be on the wane. Rebuffed by Hollywood, he has financed his new film with German money, and when Calista follows him to Munich for the shooting of further scenes, she finds herself joining him on a journey of memory into the dark heart of his family history.

In a novel that is at once a tender coming-of-age story and an intimate portrait of one of cinema's most intriguing figures, Jonathan Coe turns his gaze on the nature of time and fame, of family and the treacherous lure of nostalgia. When the world is catapulting towards change, do you hold on for dear life or decide it's time to let go?

Author Bio

Jonathan Coe was born in 1961 in Lickey, a suburb of south-west Birmingham. His first novel, The Accidental Woman, was published in 1987. His bestselling novels include What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including both Costa Novel of the Year and Prix du Livre Européen.