Melanie Joosten: Berlin Syndrome

Tough love

Adam Gall


Berlin Syndrome
by Melanie Joosten
Scribe, $29.95 pb, 248 pp, 9781921844140


Melanie Joosten’s first novel, Berlin Syndrome,is a compelling literary thriller. Clare, an Australian travelling alone in Europe, meets a charming Berlin local, Andi. The novel centres on their relationship, which soon becomes something quite different from what either had intended.

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Published in September 2011 no. 334
Adam Gall

Adam Gall

Adam Gall is a Sydney-based writer and critic. He has a PhD in gender and cultural studies, and teaches those subjects, from time to time, at the University of Sydney. He writes on Australian cinema, literature, and cultural politics and has an active interest in Latin American culture and cuisine. He can usually be found lurking on Australian political blogs, especially when he should be writing.

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