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Other People's Clothes

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Digital (deliver electronic) / ISBN-13: 9781529357653

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‘A sparkling debut . . . a very good plot-driven thriller dressed in a glittery jumpsuit’ Guardian

‘Brutal, glamorous and genuinely unpredictable, it will blow your mind until the very last page’ Stylist

Intoxicating, compulsive and blackly funny, Other People’s Clothes is the thrilling novel from Berlin-based American artist Calla Henkel.

Berlin, 2009. Two young art students arrive from New York, desperately hoping to reinvent themselves.

Renting an apartment from an eccentric crime writer, Zoe and Hailey spend their nights twisting through Berlin’s club scene and their days hungover. Then inexplicable things start happening in the apartment. Are they being spied on?

Suspecting their landlady of using their lives for her next novel, they decide to beat her at her own game, hosting wild parties that quickly gain notoriety. But as events spiral out of control, they begin to wonder whose story they are living – and how it will end.

‘Utterly addictive. I couldn’t stop turning the pages’ Megan Abbott


Other People's Clothes feels like reading a thriller by your most acerbic friend.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of <i>Starling Days</i>
Darkly funny, psychologically rich and utterly addictive. I couldn't stop turning the pages . . .This is a debut you won't want to miss.
Megan Abbott
Fuelled by a creeping sense of unease, this is a wild, energetic gem of a novel that is entirely involving.
Fanny Blake, Daily Mail
Full of delicious layers . . . I felt drunk reading it.
Emma Jane Unsworth
The most fun novel I've read this year . . . I kept reading late into the night to find out, enjoying every moment.
Laura Waddell, The Scotsman
Truly original . . . Brutal, glamorous and genuinely unpredictable, it will blow your mind until the very last page.
Moya Crockett, Stylist
A sparkling debut . . . this is a very good plot-driven thriller dressed in a glittery jumpsuit. There are laugh-out-loud lines throughout.
Rhiannon Cosslett, Guardian
A darkly funny crime thriller . . . Henkel draws up a dazzling and vaudevillian image of the artworld, one that feels all too strange and too real at once.
Sharply observed and very funny . . . a worthy addition to the growing canon of outsider writing on Berlin . . . Henkel has an exacting eye for subtle situational humour, and she excels at describing the sorts of characters one encounters in the German capital . . . Calla Henkel cleverly manipulates expectations to build tension until the very end.
Jessica Loudis, TLS
Hugely entertaining
New York Times
Gleefully raunchy
Washington Post
In Henkel's exciting and visceral debut novel, two New York art students spend a year in Berlin, where they get caught up in a swirl of seedy nightclubs and cut-rate booze. Their toxic entanglement is the true star here, but there are plenty of wild revelations to keep a reader turning the pages
New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)