It’s fun to hear what a reader thinks happened after your book ended. I never tell a reader if they’re close to the mark or not. I gave up control of the story at THE END. Anything that happens afterwards? Well, my name’s Paul and that shit’s between y’all.
This time my partner, Venice, was the reader. She told me (SORTA KINDA SPOILER ALERT) that after the events of Summer of Long Knives, Rolf becomes addicted to morphine. He and Klara are able to ride out the Nazi occupation of France, but their marriage ends. Klara becomes an important figure in the post-war Paris lesbian scene, hanging around with the likes of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein (though Stein and the Trotskyist Klara, would have clashed politically).
I’m not endorsing this as canon, but I do find it interesting.
What do other readers think happened after the The End of Summer of Long Knives?