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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 06/11/2014
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The moving story of a brother and a sister caught in the tide of the Cold War

Kathe is a Jewish sculptor living in East Berlin. A survivor of the Nazi era, she is a fervent socialist who has been using her political connections to secure more significant commissions. Devoted entirely to success, she is a cruel and abrasive mother to her children. She barely acknowledges Ella's vulnerable loneliness and Thomas's quiet aspirations, and her hard-nosed brutality forces her children to build an imaginary world as a shelter from the coldness that surrounds them.

As the Berlin Wall goes up, dreams are shattered, lives fall apart and this dark fairytale of East Germany unfolds.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099572251
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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“Not an easy read”

It’s the 50s and 60s, the early years of the German Democratic Republic. The siblings Thomas and Ella live with their mother Käthe in a sprawling old villa in East-Berlin.
Käthe works as a sculptress and is passionate... More

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