We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Other People's Clothes: A Novel
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2022
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
Two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin in this “hugely entertaining” (The New York Times) debut with a wicked sense of humor.
 
“Darkly funny, psychologically rich and utterly addictive... [a] harrowing tale of twisty female friendships, slippery identity and furtive secrets.” —Megan Abbott, best-selling author of The Turnout
Hoping to escape the pain of the recent murder of her best friend, art student Zoe Beech finds herself studying abroad in the bohemian capital of Europe—Berlin. Rudderless, Zoe relies on the arrangements of fellow exchange student Hailey Mader, who idolizes Warhol and Britney Spears and wants nothing more than to be an art star. 
 
When Hailey stumbles on a posting for a high-ceilinged, prewar sublet by well-known thriller writer Beatrice Becks, the girls snap it up. They soon spend their nights twisting through Berlin’s club scene and their days hungover. But are they being watched? Convinced that Beatrice intends to use their lives as inspiration for her next novel, Hailey vows to craft main-character-worthy personas. They begin hosting a decadent weekly nightclub in the apartment, finally gaining the notoriety they’ve been craving. Everyone wants an invitation to “Beatrice’s.” As the year unravels and events spiral out of control, they begin to wonder whose story they are living—and how it will end.
 
Other People’s Clothes brilliantly illuminates the sometimes dangerous intensity of female friendships, as well as offering an unforgettable window into millennial life and the lengths people will go to in order to eradicate emotional pain.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
02/01/2022
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385547369
ASIN:
B093YRZ4WF
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Calla Henkel. (2022). Other People's Clothes: A Novel. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Calla Henkel. 2022. Other People's Clothes: A Novel. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Calla Henkel, Other People's Clothes: A Novel. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Calla Henkel. Other People's Clothes: A Novel. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2022. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection33

There are 3 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
5fc4c244-1deb-44ed-3456-cc086fd72bfb
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jan 28, 2022 15:34:47
Date Updated:
Jan 28, 2022 15:34:47
Last Metadata Check:
Jul 03, 2022 17:28:57
Last Metadata Change:
Jul 03, 2022 17:28:57
Last Availability Check:
Jul 03, 2022 17:29:00
Last Availability Change:
Jul 03, 2022 17:29:00
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jul 05, 2022 08:29:46

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Other Peoples Clothes A Novel
crossRefId
6244688
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/831/999/09/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/831/999/09/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780385547369
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 672027
            • type: KoboBookID
            • value: 4fe5b181-35b2-3f3e-9b16-e67a8e85bf4f
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780385547369
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 672027
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
subtitle
A Novel
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Calla Henkel
id
83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731
title
Other People's Clothes
starRating
0
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=6244688
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: OtherPeoplesClothes_9780385547369_6244688
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2022392
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780385547369
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 672027
            • type: KoboBookID
            • value: 4fe5b181-35b2-3f3e-9b16-e67a8e85bf4f
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 02/01/2022
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=83199909-dfed-4da4-a34e-90783c8eb731&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: OtherPeoplesClothes_6244688
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B093YRZ4WF
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 672027
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 02/01/2022
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=83199909-dfed-4da4-a34e-90783c8eb731&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: OtherPeoplesClothes_9780385547369_6244688
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780385547369
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 672027
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 02/01/2022
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=83199909-dfed-4da4-a34e-90783c8eb731&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: True Crime
      • value: Friendship
      • value: Relaxation
      • value: novels
      • value: detective
      • value: Thrillers
      • value: Thriller
      • value: gift
      • value: feminism
      • value: TV
      • value: depression
      • value: fiction books
      • value: funny books
      • value: Murder mystery books
      • value: books for women
      • value: christmas gifts
      • value: horror books
      • value: new books
      • value: stocking stuffers
      • value: gifts for women
      • value: nerd gifts
      • value: funny gifts
      • value: retirement gifts
      • value: friendship gifts
      • value: gifts for mom from daughter
      • value: sister gifts
      • value: gifts for nurses
      • value: coworker gifts
      • value: gifts for sister
      • value: librarian gifts
      • value: stocking stuffers for mom
      • value: dark academia books
      • value: nyt best sellers 2021
      • value: other peoples clothes book
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Henkel, Calla
      • bioText: CALLA HENKEL is a writer, playwright, director, and artist who lives and works in Berlin. Her work with Max Pitegoff has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of Art, and she currently operates a bar, performance space and film studio called TV in Berlin. Other People’s Clothes is her debut novel.
      • name: Calla Henkel
imprint
Doubleday
publishDate
2022-02-01T05:00:00+00:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Other People's Clothes
fullDescription
Two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin in this “hugely entertaining” (The New York Times) debut with a wicked sense of humor.
 
“Darkly funny, psychologically rich and utterly addictive... [a] harrowing tale of twisty female friendships, slippery identity and furtive secrets.” —Megan Abbott, best-selling author of The Turnout
Hoping to escape the pain of the recent murder of her best friend, art student Zoe Beech finds herself studying abroad in the bohemian capital of Europe—Berlin. Rudderless, Zoe relies on the arrangements of fellow exchange student Hailey Mader, who idolizes Warhol and Britney Spears and wants nothing more than to be an art star. 
 
When Hailey stumbles on a posting for a high-ceilinged, prewar sublet by well-known thriller writer Beatrice Becks, the girls snap it up. They soon spend their nights twisting through Berlin’s club scene and their days hungover. But are they being watched? Convinced that Beatrice intends to use their lives as inspiration for her next novel, Hailey vows to craft main-character-worthy personas. They begin hosting a decadent weekly nightclub in the apartment, finally gaining the notoriety they’ve been craving. Everyone wants an invitation to “Beatrice’s.” As the year unravels and events spiral out of control, they begin to wonder whose story they are living—and how it will end.
 
Other People’s Clothes brilliantly illuminates the sometimes dangerous intensity of female friendships, as well as offering an unforgettable window into millennial life and the lengths people will go to in order to eradicate emotional pain.
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        September 1, 2021

        Studying in Berlin to escape painful memories of her best friend's murder, art student Zoe Beech befriends another U.S. exchange student, starry-eyed Hailey Mader, and together they obsess over the notorious Amanda Knox trial while happily subletting a prewar apartment from famed thriller writer Beatrice Becks. Soon, though, Zoe suspects that Beatrice is watching them, intent on using their lives as fodder for her next book. From Berlin-based playwright/artist Henkel.

        Copyright 2021 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        December 1, 2021
        En route to her study-abroad semester in Berlin, Zoe Beech links up with Hailey, a fellow art student whose style is more Paris Hilton than Patti Smith. Initially, it's a friendship of convenience--Hailey speaks German and has plenty of money--but the women grow closer when they sublet an apartment owned by thriller author Beatrice Becks. Zoe has a history of obsessive friendships with other women, and soon the duo is bonding over a shared fascination with the Amanda Knox case and hosting exclusive themed parties at their sublet. Then they discover a hidden room in the apartment and become convinced that Becks is spying on them. They decide to put on a show for her, and soon their hard-partying lives are spinning out of control. Henkel's debut is a propulsive portrait of obsession and paranoia, set against the backdrop of late-aughts Berlin. Pop-culture references abound, none of the characters can be trusted, and twists and turns are both abundant and shocking. Readers who appreciate stories about the dark side of women's friendships, such as Social Creature (2018) by Tara Isabella Burton, will devour Zoe's tricky tale.

        COPYRIGHT(2021) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        December 6, 2021
        Henkel’s engrossing debut stages a cat and mouse game between a novelist and two art students in which art bleeds (literally and profusely) into life and vice versa. In 2008, NYU art student Zoe travels to Berlin for a year abroad in search of European “dignity and reason” after her friend, Ivy, is murdered. She will find neither. Zoe’s Berlin roommate and classmate is Hailey, a conceptual artist obsessed with Law and Order SVU and Amanda Knox (that “sexed-up Joan of Arc”), and bent on achieving Warholian fame. They rent the apartment of bestselling pulp novelist Beatrice Becks. With Berlin’s “hedonistic wells still running deep,” Zoe and Hailey embrace the drug-fueled spectacle, meeting pretentious art world habitués, Habsburg descendants, and louche seducers who deliver lines like “I collect experiences and handblown glass, but my dad bought Richter early.” Soon Zoey and Hailey suspect Beatrice is reading their diaries and emails for plot material, and Hailey, petrified of them being “immortalized as losers,” conspires with Zoe to gin up drama. But as Beatrice’s interventions intensify and Hailey seeks to exploit Ivy’s tragic death for fame, Hailey and Zoe’s friendship and lives are jeopardized. The antics grow increasingly outlandish, but Henkel shines with her wry, well-observed portrait of the artist. In the end, this offers an intelligent dissection of the insatiable appetite for dead girl stories.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        December 15, 2021
        Two women escape the mundanity of their New York City college lives to reinvent themselves in Berlin, leading to unexpectedly dark consequences. At the end of their sophomore year, Zoe Beech and Hailey Mader are both ready to escape New York and the hypercompetitive culture of their art college, where the irreverent "sculpture bros" are universally worshiped and "the easiest way to dismiss a female's work [is] by calling it domestic." Zoe, though, is also spurred by a darker reason: the recent murder of her best friend, Ivy Noble, who'd been a dancer at Juilliard. Once at a study abroad program in Berlin, Zoe quickly grows close with her classmate Hailey, the magnetic, brazen daughter of a Midwestern supermarket-chain mogul. The two navigate their way through dark and isolating Berlin, waiting in hundred-person lines for exclusive clubs, attending insular gallery shows and art classes with fossilized professors, always slightly removed from the heart of the city's social scene. Things shift, though, when they begin subletting an apartment from a creepy, enigmatic duo: Beatrice Becks, a helmet-haired mystery novelist, and her mother, Janet. In the perpetually dark apartment, the two become fixated with Beatrice; the more they sift through her "tax filings, photo albums and letters," the more unsettlingly present she feels. As Zoe and Hailey compete socially and stumble their way through drug-filled parties wearing elaborate vintage costumes, they aim to live out the increasingly risky, brightly colored nights of their dreams, fueled by Hailey's dictum that "art is what you can get away with," no matter the cost. Henkel masterfully brings every inch of Hailey and Zoe's world to life with her live-wire prose: German, for instance, sounds as violent as "a car being compressed into a cube." But what truly pushes the plot forward is the obsessive, psychologically damaging friendship between Zoe and Hailey, which slowly leads them from a cocoon of insulated partying to a state of real danger: a finely negotiated shift. Though the book's middle grows a little long and unwieldy, its specter of mystery is tantalizing and will keep readers captive till the final page. Absorbing and electric.

        COPYRIGHT(2021) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

popularity
3914
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/83199909-dfed-4da4-a34e-90783c8eb731/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
83199909-dfed-4da4-a34e-90783c8eb731
starRating
3.6
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/831/999/09/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/831/999/09/{83199909-DFED-4DA4-A34E-90783C8EB731}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Thriller
      • value: Humor (Fiction)
publishDateText
02/01/2022
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
Two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin in this “hugely entertaining” (The New York Times) debut with a wicked sense of humor.
 
“Darkly funny, psychologically rich and utterly addictive... [a] harrowing tale of twisty female friendships, slippery identity and furtive secrets.” —Megan Abbott, best-selling author of The Turnout
Hoping to escape the pain of the recent murder of her best friend, art student Zoe Beech finds herself studying abroad in the bohemian capital of Europe—Berlin. Rudderless, Zoe relies on the arrangements of fellow exchange student Hailey Mader, who idolizes Warhol and Britney Spears and wants nothing more than to be an art star. 
 
When Hailey stumbles on a posting for a high-ceilinged, prewar sublet by well-known thriller writer Beatrice Becks, the girls snap it...
sortTitle
Other Peoples Clothes A Novel
crossRefId
6244688
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group