Mark West thinks his life is pretty close to perfect- until he learns that his wife Laura has been cheating on him with a co-worker. Faced with this rude awakening, Mark happily accepts an offer of a job transfer to Leipzig, Germany, to help start up an Eastern European branch of his company. His escape doesn't turn out to be quite as peaceful as he might have hoped, however. Mark soon finds himself entangled with Sophia, a glamorous artist with some disturbing connections, and Frau Wachter, his mysterious concierge, who turns out to be a former Stasi agent. Bad Choices tells the dramatic story of post-unification Germany through the eyes of a naive American who has a great deal to learn about himself, women, and modern Germany.
- Paperback | 238 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 15.24mm | 371.94g
- 29 May 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About William J Hawkes
William J. Hawkes worked in Germany for several years as a management consultant. His experience gives him particular insight into the world of international business, as well as a deeper understanding of post-unification German culture. He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and two cats, and enjoys listening to harpsichord music and reading and translating German poetry.