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Other People's Clothes by Calla Henkel
Feb 01, 2022 | ISBN 9780385547352

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“Calla Henkel’s Other People’s Clothes is darkly funny, psychologically rich and utterly addictive. I couldn’t stop turning the pages as this witty, harrowing tale of twisty female friendships, slippery identity and furtive secrets unfolded. This is a debut you won’t want to miss.”
Megan Abbott, author of The Turnout

“What a rush! Reading Other People’s Clothes is like being granted entry to the best party on earth, a night to end all nights with Andy Warhol, Donna Tartt, and Graham Greene on the host committee. Calla Henkel’s young and beautiful buccaneers of Berlin show us how to turn mere fantasies into rocket fuel, how to rearrange reality into a collage of depravity and dopamine hits. Wh​y hit the sack ​when you can live life to the last drop? This book is fun with a capital F.”
Lauren Mechling, author of How Could She

Other People’s Clothes feels like reading a thriller by your most acerbic friend—the friend you’re not sure you trust but who tells the best jokes and who has the best hair. The tingle of acid is sweetened by a loving look at the hungers that run through young women.”
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You and Starling Days
“Full of delicious layers…I felt drunk reading it.”
Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Grown Ups

“[A] very good plot-driven thriller dressed in a glittery jumpsuit. The story is multilayered, touching on sex, female friendship, queerness, Berlin nightlife, drugs, celebrity culture and art.”
The Guardian (UK)

Cosmopolitan (UK)

 “Fuelled by a creeping sense of unease, this is a wild, energetic gem of a novel that is entirely involving.”
The Daily Mail (UK)

“This darkly glamourous debut novel set in Berlin will mess with your head: Britney Spears. Virginia Woolf. Amanda Knox. Other People’s Clothes, the debut novel by Berlin-based American writer and artist Calla Henkel (Sceptre), is spiked with references to women whose mental health and sexual relationships have been a source of public speculation, and who have tried – in various ways – to tell their own stories…Truly original, Other People’s Clothes evokes major moments from 21st century pop culture – from Unothordox’s fish-out-of-water Berlin setting to the psychological mind games of Gone Girl and Behind Her Eyes…Brutal, glamourous and genuinely unpredictable, it will blow your mind until the very last page.”
The Stylist magazine (UK)

Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel is the most fun novel I’ve read this year. Told at the breathless pace of gossip, full of delicious details as though shared over a bottle of wine with a best friend au fait with both high and low culture…the story of two art students abroad becomes a slowly unravelling thriller, set in the same time period as the Amanda Knox saga and borrowing from its twists and turns. As things spiral out of control, the reader starts to wonder who, exactly, is holding the reigns. I kept reading late into the night to find out, enjoying every moment.”
Laura Waddell, The Scotsman (UK)

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