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The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths – one that will undo them both.
“Deftly told… a page turner” Evening Times
“…a hugely talented writer. A stark warning and a powerful story” Rodge Glass
“A gripping, complex debut” Zoë Strachan
“Brilliantly reflects disturbing times in a divided city and society… kept me hooked right to the end” Linda Leatherbarrow