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The Hiding Game

Hiding Game

A Red Magazine pick for summer 2019.

A Sunday Times Style Magazine ulimate summer book 2019

A Grazia ‘unputdownable’ book of the summer 2019

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.

Beautifully written, powerful and suspenseful, Naomi Wood’s The Hiding Game is a novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession, set against the most turbulent era of our recent past.

The Hiding Game will be published by Picador in the UK on July 11th. Pre-order here.

‘The Hiding Game is a searing and profoundly moving exploration of the things we conceal frm others and all that we hide from ourselves.’ Caroline Lea, author of The Glass Woman.

‘Fantastic: so beautiful and sad. Naomi’s instinct for the rhythm and details of longing is sublime, and the way in which she weaves together the personal and national narratives is mesmerising.’ Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching.

‘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

Wood effortlessly evokes the atmosphere at the Bauhaus… The Hiding Game is a carefully and intricately woven novel of love, deceit and creativity… Wood’s skilfull novel is beautifully rendered.‘ ICON Magazine

‘Bauhaus Berlin – the far right is on the rise but art and ideas have never felt more thrilling. Against this backdrop, seductions, secrets and rivalries all play out – until years later when they unravel. Anyone who read Mrs Hemingway will know how Wood can recreate a time and a place with all its glamour and grit.’ GRAZIA Magazine

To contact Naomi about Bauhaus centenery events, please email Alice.Dewing@macmillan.com.