Good German

Kanon, Joseph

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After cutting his teeth as a foreign correspondent in pre-war Berlin, Jake Geismar returns in 1945 to find the city unrecognizable. Jake wants to take his lover, Lena, away from the ruins, but first he must find her husband.

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Jake Geismar cut his teeth as a foreign correspondent in pre-war Berlin. When he returns in 1945 to cover the Potsdam conference he finds the city unrecognisable – streets have vanished beneath the rubble, familiar landmarks truncated by high explosive. But amongst the ruins Berliners survive, including some he knew and, miraculously, his lost love, Lena. However, in the same way she refused to leave with him before the war, Lena won’t join him now without finding her husband and Emil has disappeared from the safe care of the Americans who, turning a blind eye to his links with Hitler, want his expertise as a rocket designer for themselves.

Trawling through the shambles of the city, through the illegal night clubs and the thriving black market, Jake discovers that the twilight war of intrigue between west and east has already begun and that he could quite easily be one of its first casualties.

This superb novel from the author of Leaving Berlin is now rightly considered a modern classic.

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Weight 352 g
Dimensions 162 × 201 × 35 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

518

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K