The Berlin Crossing (Paperback)Kevin Brophy (author)
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Secrets and spies, love and tragedy in Stasi East Germany.
Brandenburg 1993: The Berlin Wall is down, the country is reunified and thirty-year-old school teacher Michael Ritter feels his life is falling apart. His wife has thrown him out, his new West German headmaster has fired him for being a socialist, former Party member and he is still clinging on to the wreckage of the state that shaped him. Feeling angry and lost, Michael heads home to care for his terminally ill mother.
Before she dies, she urges him to seek out an evangelical priest, Pastor Bruck, who is the only one who knows the truth about his father. When Michael eventually tracks him down, he is taken on a journey of dark discoveries, one which will shatter his foundations, but ultimately bring him hope to rebuild them.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 24 mm
There are distinct echoes... of the shadowy, sinister world evoked in John Le Carre's The Spy Who Came In From the Cold * Irish Independent *
'This fascinating tale, which throws new light on recent history, is an excellent first novel' * Literary Review *
'Bittersweet and beautifully observed' * Financial Times *
If you enjoy a good story with depth and intrigue, I don't think this book will disappoint. I loved it. Thoroughly recommended * www.thebookbag.co.uk *