When a photographer captures Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Leni Riefenstahl during 1928 in Berlin, nobody realises how their lives will reflect the upcoming tumultuous decades.

As the story shifts, we also meet a Chinese housemaid attempting to leave the past behind, an obsessive Hollywood auteur and a German soldier involved in a propaganda film.

Whom does history remember? This debut about ambition, art, and the political tides of time introduces a mesmerising literary talent.