About this book
A stylish reissue of this bestselling contemporary classic, which won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize. Published to coincide with Penguin's publication of Funder's debut novel, "All That I Am", it tells the extraordinary true story of life in the former East Germany, and its inhabitants lives after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.
In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited and East Germany ceased to exist. In this book, Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, including the story of Miriam, who as a 16-year-old might have started World War III.