The Berlin Crossing by Kevin Brophy

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It's an unusual and interesting perspective, inspired by Brophy's encounters with disillusioned ordinary people during a spell in East Germany.
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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. Disenfranchised and disenchanted, 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.
 

About Kevin Brophy

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Kevin Brophy grew up in a military barracks on Ireland's west coast and now lives in Galway. He has written various non-fiction titles previously and his chequered career includes stints as a postman and teacher, barman and businessman. He has lived in Ireland, England and Poland but feels most at home in Germany.
 
Published January 5, 2012 by Review. 368 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kapka Kassabova on Jan 20 2012

It's an unusual and interesting perspective, inspired by Brophy's encounters with disillusioned ordinary people during a spell in East Germany.

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