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This sweeping story of one family over fifty years and four generations in East Germany, a bestselling German prize winner, is utterly absorbing. This story will have huge appeal for anyone who read and enjoyed the book Stasiland by Anna Funder or the film Good Bye Lenin.
At times funny, at others simply tragic the author draws on his own family history to create a spellbinding story around this bizarre, dangerous and twisted regime.
'Already hailed as a Cold War classic.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent Books of the Year 'Utterly absorbing, funny and humane. A romp through a twisted century in the heart of Europe.' Anna Funder, author of Stasiland International bestseller and Winner of the German Book Prize A sweeping story of one family over four generations in East Germany: the intertwining of love, life and politics under the GDR regime.
|Publication date:||19th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|
'Utterly absorbing, funny and humane. A romp through a twisted century in the heart of Europe.' Anna Funder, author of Stasiland
'Eugen Ruge is to the GDR what Hans Fallada was to the Third Reich. In Times of Fading Light may be a novel as important in the whole literature of the Cold War and its aftermath as anything written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.' Philip Kerr
Eugen Ruge was born in the Urals and studied mathematics in Berlin. Before leaving the GDR for the West in 1988 he was a writer, contributing to documentaries made at the state-owned DEFA Studios. Since 1989 he has been writing and translating for theatres and broadcasters, and periodically teaches at the Berlin University of the Arts. In Times of Fading Light is his first novel. Author photo © Tobias BohmMore About Eugen Ruge