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Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn’t that be great?
But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where celebrity means nothing, where no one spoke your language and you didn’t speak theirs, where no one knew your face (no book jackets, no TV) and you had no way of calling home? How would your fame help you then?
What if someone got hold of your cell phone? What if they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and started making decisions for you? And worse, what if no one believed you were you anymore? When you saw a look-alike acting your roles for you, what would you do? 
And what if one day you realized your magnum opus, like everything else you’d ever written, was a total waste of time, empty nonsense? What would you do next? Would your audience of seven million people keep you going? Or would you lose the capacity to keep on doing it?
Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe’s finest young writers.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Iva | 6/19/2011

    " Clever book with surprising ideas and really well concept for characters. I really enjoyed every single page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sergio | 5/30/2011

    " One of the best books I have the pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josette | 4/25/2011

    " There is no way to review this without ruining it for the next reader. I will say that I enjoyed the ride. It is well worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nancy | 3/12/2011

    " Very strange book. German novel translated to English - very confusing but nice writing style. "

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