The new novel from the award-winning writer Ben Fergusson, author of The Spring of Kasper Meier and The Other Hoffmann Sister.
In West Berlin in 1989, 18-year-old Ralf has just left school and is living a final golden summer with his three best friends. They spend their days swimming, smoking and daydreaming about the future, oblivious to the storm gathering on the other side of the Berlin Wall. But an unsettling discovery about his family and a meeting with the mysterious Oz shatters everything Ralf thought he knew about love and loyalty. And as old Cold War tensions begin to tear his life apart, he finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, forced to make impossible choices about his country, his family and his heart.
"The divided Berlin of the Cold War era is brilliantly resurrected on the cusp of momentous change in Ben Fergusson's An Honest Man...the novel movingly recounts Ralf's painful discoveries about love and loyalty." (Sunday Times)
"During the hot summer of 1989, a group of friends mooch about, fall in love, swim and party. All perfectly normal - except this is West Berlin which is still divided by the Wall and awash with spies and paranoia.... The author won awards for his debut, The Spring of Kasper Meier. This is equally atmospheric and thought-provoking." (Daily Mail)
"The stunning, powerful and addictive new novel by the prize-winning author of The Spring of Kasper Meier...." (Attitude Magazine)