Mr. Wilder and Me (Hardcover)

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In the heady summer of 1977, a na ve 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?

"Outstanding... In a sense, the novel toward which Coe's fiction has always been heading."--Los Angeles Review of Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609457921
ISBN-10: 1609457927
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English