Wall Jumper

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With an introduction by Ian McEwan, ‘The Wall Jumper’ is a novella that captures the mood of Cold War Berlin. The characters are all, in their different ways, wall jumpers, trying to lose themselves. Ultimately, the walls inside their heads prove to be more powerful than any man-made barrier.

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Berlin before the fall of the Wall is a city divided, yet its ordinary residents find ways to live and survive on both sides. There is Robert, teller of barroom anecdotes over beer and vodka, adjusting to a new life in the west; Pommerer, trying to outwit the system in the east; the unnamed narrator, who ‘escapes’ back-and-forth to collect stories; his beguiling, exiled lover Lena; the three boys who defect to watch Hollywood films; and the man who leaps across the Wall again and again – simply because he cannot help himself.

All are, in their different ways, wall jumpers, trying to lose themselves but still trapped wherever they go. Ultimately, the walls inside their heads prove to be more powerful than any man-made barrier …

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Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

139

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

833.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K