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Red love, the story of an East German family, Maxim Leo ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

Label
Red love, the story of an East German family, Maxim Leo ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Language
eng
resource.biographical
collective biography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Red love
Oclc number
877599985852808556
Responsibility statement
Maxim Leo ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Sub title
the story of an East German family
Summary
Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. Why did his parents, once passionately in love, grow apart' Why did his father become so angry, and his mother quit her career in journalism' And why did his grandfather Gerhard, the Socialist war hero, turn into a stranger' The story he unearths is, like his country's past, one of hopes, lies, cruelties, betrayals but also love. In Red Love he captures, with warmth and unflinching honesty, why so many dreamed the GDR would be a new world and why, in the end, it fell apart. Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. All he knew was that his rebellious parents, Wolf and Anne, with their dyed hair, leather jackets and insistence he call them by their first names, were a bit embarrassing. That there were some places you couldn't play; certain things you didn't say
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