The Hiding Game

Naomi Wood

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Picador

9781509892785
352
Synopsis

'A suspenseful story of obsession against the tense political backdrop of Germany’s Bauhaus art school' - Sunday Times

In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students. Eccentric and alluring, the more time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become, and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte. But Paul is not the only one vying for her affections, and soon an insidious rivalry takes root.

As political tensions escalate in Germany, the Bauhaus finds itself under threat, and the group begins to disintegrate under the pressure of its own betrayals and love affairs. Decades later, in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Paul is haunted by a secret. When an old friend from the Bauhaus resurfaces, he must finally break his silence.

From the author of the award-winning Mrs Hemingway, Naomi Wood's The Hiding Game is a beautifully written, powerful and suspenseful novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession, set against the most turbulent era of our recent past.

In the media
The Hiding Game is a brilliant, fascinating novel - a gripping story, skilfully told. I defy anyone not to be possessed by the all-consuming universe it creates

Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither

A suspenseful story of obsession against the tense political backdrop of Germany’s Bauhaus art school

Francesca Angelini Sunday Times Style

The Hiding Game is a searing and profoundly moving exploration of the things we conceal from others and all that we hide from ourselves. Atmospheric and compelling . . . A haunting read

Caroline Lea, author of The Glass Woman

The author of Mrs Hemingway triumphs with another exploration of the costs of creativity, this time art and the meticulously researched Bauhaus era from its claustrophobic bubble to the hostile world beyond. I was seduced and fascinated by the hedonism, the creative and romantic rivalries and conflicted loyalties in this tangle of flawed and beautiful people

Isabel Costello, The Literary Sofa