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Here in Berlin

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
An unnamed Visitor travels to Berlin with a camera looking for reckonings of her own. The city itself is a character - vibrant and post-apocalyptic, flat and featureless except for its rivers, its lakes, its legions of bicyclists.

Here in Berlin, she encounters a people's history: the Cuban teen taken as a POW on a German submarine only to return home to a family who doesn't believe him, the young Jewish scholar hidden in a sarcophagus until safe passage to England is found, the female lawyer haunted by a childhood of deprivation in the bombed-out suburbs of Berlin who still defends those accused of war crimes, a young nurse with a checkered past who joins the Reich at a medical facility more intent to dispense with the wounded than to heal them, and the son of a zookeeper who fights to keep the animals safe from both the war and an increasingly starving populace.

Bringing the people of this famed city to life, critically acclaimed novelist Cristina Garcia aligns the stories of the past with those of the future.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Here in Berlin is a dream visit to that City you know. To visit this City is to be filled with dark surprise and illuminated insight. It is to be infused with tragic wonder and relentless hope. Will you get home safely? You will. But you will never be the same. And that is the power of this novel by master storyteller, Cristina García. Visitor? No Longer." - Denise Chavez

"A brilliant novel, by turns hilarious and haunting, gorgeous and brutal, entertaining and profound. Cristina García masterfully weaves an intricate web of history and passion, finely tuned to the subtle music of the soul. Here in Berlin demonstrates exactly why García has so long been an international treasure, one who never ceases to astonish." - Carolina De Robertis

"A book about endings and new beginnings, of how the past affects our present, the long shadows still cast by the Second World War, and how stories enrich the world and make up a city where the personal and the political are revealed in all their great complexities. García has written a symphony to what has passed away and to what remains and endures." - Micheline Aharonian Marcom

"Here in Berlin is a haunting portrait of place told through the shifting, kaleidoscopic stories of its people. History’s long and mournful shadow follows us into contemporary lives full of secrets, regrets, and proud enduring. By the end, we are all sifting through the rubble of the twentieth century to find shards of our own buried past." - Ana Menéndez


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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Here in Berlin: A Novel
Author(s): Cristina Garcia
ISBN: 1-61902-959-6 / 978-1-61902-959-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Here in Berlin: A Novel
Author(s): Cristina Garcia
ISBN: 1-64009-108-4 / 978-1-64009-108-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Here in Berlin
Author(s): Cristina Garcia
ISBN: 1-5200-8595-8 / 978-1-5200-8595-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Here in Berlin
Author(s): Cristina Garcia
ISBN: 1-5200-8599-0 / 978-1-5200-8599-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Here in Berlin
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Here in Berlin
Author(s): Cristina Garcia
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October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Here in Berlin: A Novel
Author(s): Cristina Garcia
Publisher: Counterpoint
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