The Resource Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon

Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon

Label
Leaving Berlin : a novel
Title
Leaving Berlin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Kanon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment--to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? Betrayal? Survival? Murder? Filled with intrigue, and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Joseph Kanon's new novel is a compelling thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • LJ 01/01/2015
  • PW 02/09/2015
  • Kirkus 01/01/2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanon, Joseph
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3561.A476
  • PS3561.A476
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Berlin (Germany)
Label
Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky262624123
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781476704647
Lccn
2014046308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map on endpapers (some color)
Label
Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky262624123
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781476704647
Lccn
2014046308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map on endpapers (some color)

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