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Back to Back

(2013)
A novel by

 
The moving story of a brother and a sister caught in the tide of the Cold War

Kathe is a Jewish sculptor living in East Berlin. A survivor of the Nazi era, she is a fervent socialist who has been using her political connections to secure more significant commissions. Devoted entirely to success, she is a cruel and abrasive mother to her children. She barely acknowledges Ella's vulnerable loneliness and Thomas's quiet aspirations, and her hard-nosed brutality forces her children to build an imaginary world as a shelter from the coldness that surrounds them.

As the Berlin Wall goes up, dreams are shattered, lives fall apart and this dark fairytale of East Germany unfolds.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Back to Back
Author(s): Julia Franck
ISBN: 0-8021-2167-5 / 978-0-8021-2167-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Back to Back
Author(s): Julia Franck
ISBN: 1-84655-629-5 / 978-1-84655-629-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Back to Back
Author(s): Julia Franck
ISBN: 0-8021-2287-6 / 978-0-8021-2287-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Back to Back
Author(s): Julia Franck
ISBN: 0-09-957225-7 / 978-0-09-957225-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Back to Back
Author(s): Julia Franck
Publisher: Grove Press
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November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Back to Back
Author(s): Julia Franck
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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