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Set partly in late 1950s London- Waiting for Walter follows the fortunes of two people over a forty-year time span- crisscrossing between countries. Days before his sons marriage to an Asian girl- Martin is obsessed by a chance sighting of a familiar young woman on the other side of the street. Whilst wading through old love letters in his attic- a dried-up gingko leaf falls to the floor and he is transported back to his romantic past and the girl who waited. In 1958- Martin- a Jewish boy- met Leni- a young German au pair- at The Moulin Rouge club in London. After a tempestuous start- they fell passionately in love. Secret plans to marry are made but in the aftermath of WW2 and the Holocaust- the forces of prejudice are against them. Martins father is unmovable. Unable to bridge the deep-rooted cultural divide- Martin cannot walk away from either his father or the girl he loves. He makes a promise to each that he cannot keep. Now in their sixties- and after years of sworn silence- Martin and Leni arrange to meet once more in Heidelberg. There- a single act of beauty and courage finally re-unites them in an unexpected farewell- leaving Martin with a heartbreaking dilemma... Waiting for Walter is a unique and powerfully moving love story with a historical setting and a strong sense of jeopardy. It will appeal to fans of Julian Barnes- David Nichols- and Colm Toibin.... Please click here to ask a question
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