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Decompression --Juli Zeh,
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Sven is a diving instructor in Lanzarote ,who has been hired to teach diving ,and cater for the every need of German tourists,Jola and Theo .Jola is an attractive,wealthy soap opera star,with a yearning to be taken more seriously as an actor.Theo is a bitter author,
with a writing block.Their relationship is highly dysfuntional. Jola starts flirting with Sven,which leads to fraught dynamics between
the three protaganists,and may make the diving dangerous.
The story is narrated by Sven,interspersed with fragments from Jola's diary .They tell different tales,and the reader does not know which one to believe.
None of the main characters are sympathetic figures,but the strength of the writer''s skills (including memorable diving scenes )and the tense denouement make for an interesting read.