A Square in East Berlin

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ISBN: 9781907605376
eISBN:  9781907605321
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 159
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Sep 2012
Price: £6.99

Comedy and tragedy intertwine in this entertaining account of life in communist East Berlin as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy. Published originally in German, Harry Guest has provided a funny and engaging translation. This story is sprinkled with outlandish characters, from Granma Otti perpetually in search of her next husband, to Fishface Winkler, whose demise at the hands of an unknown assailant scandalizes the square and leads to the search for the perpetrator. At times a mystery, at others a cultural travelogue, A Square in East Berlin reveals the reality of life beyond the Berlin Wall.

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