July 2018 Fiction & Entertainment Oldcastle Books

The Last Weynfeldt Martin Suter, translated by Steph Morris

The Last Weynfeldt
Martin Suter, translated by Steph Morris


Paperback | Jul 2018 | No Exit Press | 9780857301000 | 288pp | 198x129mm | Temporarily unavailable | GEN | AUD$17.99, NZD$22.99

A well-to-do bachelor, who sees no more promise in love. A beautiful young woman with a mysterious past. A picture and its price. An auction, which causes an uproar in the art community – and a few who come up short in their desire for the big money.

Adrian Weynfeldt, mid-fifties, bachelor, upper middle class, art expert at an international auction house, lives in an expansive apartment in the city centre. He is done with love. Until one day a younger woman persuades him – against his customary practice – to take her home with him. The next morning, she is holding on to the balcony… and threatening to jump. Adrian is able to dissuade her, but from now on she makes him responsible for her life. Weynfeldt's settled life becomes untracked – until he finally realizes that nothing is the way it appears.