This is a novel about true love in a time of fake news. Stella Kelly retreats to Berlin to rescue her academic career by writing a seminal text. Increasingly and unaccountably anxious, she instead writes her memoir. Stefan Selbst, the iconic German artist, had transformed Stella's life before his death. Now she is afraid and in hiding in Andrea's flat. Living in her past, she seeks the comeback that depends on the book she is failing to write.