Red Love: The Story of an East German Family

Red Love: The Story of an East German Family

By Maxim Leo

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The gripping story, lovingly told, of what held East Germany together- and what, in the end, destroyed it

'A wry and unheroic witness... an unofficial history of a country that no longer exists' Julian Barnes

'Tender, acute and utterly absorbing' Anna Funder (author of Stasiland)

Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. 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.


Translated by Shaun Whiteside
Cover illustration by Clare Skeats
272 pp
Published 13 March 2014
ISBN 9781782270423
B-Format Paperback

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