Paperback Mr Wilder and me / Jonathan Coe.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241989715 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Viking, 2020.
**The dazzling new novel from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Middle England** In the heady summer of 1977, a nave 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 realisation 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
245 pages ; 20 cm