An electrifying, suspenseful novel set in the course of the iciness of 1946-47, one of many coldest on list, Pavel & I unfolds opposed to the tattered social textile of postwar Berlin. Pavel Richter, a decommissioned GI, unearths himself at odds with a rogue British military colonel and a Soviet basic whilst a chum deposits the frozen physique of a useless Russian secret agent in his residence. So starts the race to take ownership of the spy's mystery, a race that threatens Pavel's friendship with a road orphan named Anders and his budding love for Sonia, his enigmatic upstairs neighbor. because the motion hurtles towards disaster, the search merges with one for the reality concerning the novel's protagonist: Who precisely is Pavel Richter?
Praise for Pavel & I:
"Pavel & I has lots of plot (including a lifeless midget in a suitcase), a crowd of determined characters (including a whore with a center of tarnished gold) and an strange narrative scheme-but such a lot of all, it has surroundings, a vividly rendered time and position: Berlin within the frigid iciness of 1946-47, rubble, hunger and no brakes on anyone's intuition for self-preservation."-New York Observer
"The novel is gruesome, occasionally humorous, and fully chilling, a superb new edition of the Europe of 1946. Dan Vyleta is a reputation to watch."-Cleveland undeniable Dealer
"Impressive … Readers looking for an outstanding tale will locate one here."-Denver Post