After receiving a prestigious fellowship in Germany, a writer arrives in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee. Instead of working on the book he has proposed to write, he binge-watches Blue Lives, a violent cop show that becomes weirdly compelling in its bleak, Darwinian view of life. When he meets the shows charismatic creator, Anton, the writer begins to believe that the two of them are engaged in a cosmic battle. In this novel by the author of White Tears, he is either trying to save the deluded viewers of the show—or he is losing his mind.
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