As part of the American Academy's public program, each week we offer public lectures, concerts, screenings, or readings by Academy fellows, distinguished visitors, and special guests. Most evening lectures take place at the Hans Arnhold Center, but the Academy also partners with a handful of institutions in Berlin for special events, including Radialsytem V, JFK Institut, Kino Babylon, Hertie School of Governance, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), and Allianz Forum.

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Monday, March 02, 2015, 08:00 pm | Arts and Culture

Driftless Area

Set in the rugged region of the Midwest that gives the novel its title, The Driftless Area is the story of Pierre Hunter, a young bartender with unfailing optimism, a fondness for coin tricks, and an uncanny capacity for finding trouble. When he falls in love, with the mysterious and isolated Stella Rosmarin, Pierre becomes the central player in a revenge drama he must unravel and bring to its shocking conclusion. Along the way he will liberate 77 thousand dollars from a murderous thief, summon the resources that have eluded him all his life, and come to question the very meaning of chance and mortality. For nothing is as it seems in The Driftless Area. Identities shift, violent secrets lie in wait, the future can cause the past, and love becomes a mission that can take you beyond this world.

The Driftless Area will be released by Klett-Cotta Verlag as Das Stille Land on January 31, 2015.

Location: English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstraße 40, 10965 Berlin

Moderation: Felicitas von Lovenberg (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Lesung aus der deutschen Übersetzung: Helmut Mooshammer (Deutsches Theater)


In cooperation with Klett-Cotta Verlag, the US Embassy Berlin, and the English Theatre Berlin