In the spring of 2008 I quit my job in New York City to move to Berlin and write a novel. I was 27 years old. I didn’t know anything about writing books, and this book was complicated. To write it I had to research a million subjects and travel all around the world. In the end it took six years.

This website tells the story of those years. You can begin with the first part of the story, THE GAMBLE. 

If you prefer, you can learn a little ABOUT ME,  or skip straight to THE BOOK.