With a name like BookSexyReview, you could be excused for expecting talk about depravity and perversion in Weimar Berlin; instead, Tara Olmsted and Jürgen talked about ordinary people during the Holocaust, research for Kino, and the novel’s evolving structure.

It was a back and forth process — at first I just wrote, but as the story got more involved, I had to stop myself and attempt drafting something like an outline. I came up with a general shape for the story and a few central elements, without really knowing how it would end — it was more like a general roadmap, and it kept on changing as I filled it in.

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