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Titel: The good German : a novel.
Verlag: New York : Picador USA, 2006
Einband: Soft cover
, second Picador edition, 482pp., PAPERBACK, good copy but lightly bumped at top of front cover and rear pages bumped and curled slightly at top corner. briefly INSCRIBED by Joseph Kanon on title page Basis for the Soderbergh movie with George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. ISBN 9780312426088. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 32814
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. But in the way she would not 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 is a novel of war, an action thriller, a tale of raw emotion and survival. Above all it is a tour de force of the triumph of humanity over man's depravity.
Magnificent ( Minette Walters)
Kanon writes for grown-ups, not for day-dreamers. That's why he is so good. ( Allan Massie, THE SCOTSMAN)
Provocative, fully realised fiction that explores, as only fiction can, the reality of history as it is lived by individual men and women. ( NEW YORK TIMES)
A story of wondrous humanity in the face of insane savagery ( SPECTATOR)
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