Let’s Rent Helen DeWitt’s Berlin Apartment

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Helen DeWitt, author of The Last Samurai and, more recently, the ripping good American satire Lightning Rods, is subletting her gorgeous, sunny Berlin apartment—complete with a collection of over 3000 books, it seems! Who wouldn’t want to paw through that? Seeing as DeWitt is famous for her lengthy, well-considered and thoroughly entertaining comments on a variety of literature blogs, the answer should be: no one.

For just $1411 a month (whoa, I’d be saving money), and a minimum stay of 30 days, all this can be yours:

84 meter square apartment with parquet wood floors, high ceilings with baroque plaster moldings, sofa-futon & single bed, upright piano, large desk, dining table, WiFi, free local calls; large kitchen with roomy fridge, washing machine.

And it’s even within walking distance of Möckernbrücke, whatever that is! So what do you say, can we go? I’ll play the piano for you, though there’s a historic jazz café around the corner when you get sick of that. Then we can eat knockwurst and go clubbing. It’s going to be so cool.

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