In Henkel's exciting and visceral debut novel, two New York art students spend a year in Berlin, where they get caught up in a swirl of seedy nightclubs and cut-rate booze. Their toxic entanglement is the true star here, but there are plenty of wild revelations to keep a reader turning the pages
A darkly funny crime thriller . . . Henkel draws up a dazzling and vaudevillian image of the artworld, one that feels all too strange and too real at once.
The most fun novel I've read this year . . . I kept reading late into the night to find out, enjoying every moment.
Fuelled by a creeping sense of unease, this is a wild, energetic gem of a novel that is entirely involving.
Truly original . . . Brutal, glamorous and genuinely unpredictable, it will blow your mind until the very last page.
Sharply observed and very funny . . . a worthy addition to the growing canon of outsider writing on Berlin . . . Henkel has an exacting eye for subtle situational humour, and she excels at describing the sorts of characters one encounters in the German capital . . . Calla Henkel cleverly manipulates expectations to build tension until the very end.
Full of delicious layers . . . I felt drunk reading it.
A sparkling debut . . . this is a very good plot-driven thriller dressed in a glittery jumpsuit. There are laugh-out-loud lines throughout.
Darkly funny, psychologically rich and utterly addictive. I couldn't stop turning the pages . . .This is a debut you won't want to miss.
Other People's Clothes feels like reading a thriller by your most acerbic friend.