89/90

Novel

Original Title: 89/90

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 416 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87462-3
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 26.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: March 9, 2015
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Peter  Richter - 89/90
 
 
 

 

Coming of age in the shadow of world history

They are the last year allowed to take part in everything – back in those days, in Dresden, from the summer before the Wall fell until reunification: balmy nights by the open-air pool and the concerts at the FDJ youth club. They are the last to be given "pre-military instruction" – and they are then the first, in the autumn ´89, to put what they learned there into practice: against the power of the state. And finally against each other. After all, what other options are open to you if you do your bit to bring down the Wall but still have a math exam the next day? – When your girlfriend is a convinced communist and your mates at the pool turn into neo-Nazis?

From the innocence of the last summer in the strange secluded world of East Germany to the street fighting that went with Germany unity: in this autobiographic novel, Peter Richter has described the chaotic ending of East Germany from the point of view of the then fifteen-year-old – to the point, authentic and linguistically brilliant.

"I haven’t read a novel for a long time that has told me so more about the reality in which I live than does 89/90."

Denis Scheck, ARD-TV-Forum

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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