The Wall Jumper

The Wall Jumper - Modern Classics

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Synopsis

Berlin before the fall of the Wall is a city divided, yet its ordinary residents find ways to live and survive on both sides. There is Robert, teller of barroom anecdotes over beer and vodka, adjusting to a new life in the west; Pommerer, trying to outwit the system in the east; the unnamed narrator, who 'escapes' back-and-forth to collect stories; his beguiling, exiled lover Lena; the three boys who defect to watch Hollywood films; and the man who leaps across the Wall again and again - simply because he cannot help himself.

All are, in their different ways, wall jumpers, trying to lose themselves but still trapped wherever they go. Ultimately, the walls inside their heads prove to be more powerful than any man-made barrier ...

Book information

ISBN: 9780141187983
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 833.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 139
Weight: 102g
Height: 196mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 10mm