Leaving berlin [electronic resource] : A Novel. Joseph Kanon.
- ISBN: 9781476704661 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| From the bestselling author of Istanbul Passage—called a “fast-moving thinking man’s thriller” by The Wall Street Journal—comes a sweeping, atmospheric novel of postwar East Berlin, a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation.Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war’s end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Even culture has become a battleground, with German intellectuals being lured back from exile to add credibility to the competing sectors. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Atria Books, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2719 KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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