In Times of Fading Light (Paperback)
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In Times of Fading Light (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/06/2014
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"Already hailed as a Cold War classic". (Boyd Tonkin, Independent Books of the Year). "Utterly absorbing, funny and humane. A romp through a twisted century in the heart of Europe". (Anna Funder, author of Stasiland). It is an international bestseller and Winner of the German Book Prize. It is a sweeping story of one family over four generations in East Germany: the intertwining of love, life and politics under the GDR regime.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571288588

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“Surprisingly funny”

This is an absorbing and complex family epic, set in the GDR and Mexico, spanning four generations.
Told in multiple points of view, a kaleidoscope of events past and present unfolds, always circling around one day:... More

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18th August 2014
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“Not what I expected”

This is not a book I would have chosen for myself but I ended up being completely engrossed in it, due to the realistically-drawn characters, especially the way their petty irritations surfaced.

This is a book all... More

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10th July 2014
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“More Epic than size suggests”

As someone born in early 1989 I know a little about the GDR but I didn't live it, I don't remember hearing about it on the news and I have only ever known a unified Germany. With that in mind I was very... More

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23rd July 2014
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