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Too Far Afield (1995) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Two old men roam through Berlin observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989. The men are Theo Wuttke, a former East German cultural functionary, keen observer, and gifted speaker; and Ludwig Hoftaller, a mid-level spy who can serve the Prussian police, or the Gestapo, or the East German Stasi with equal dedication.

Both men are employed by the Treuhand-the agency in charge of privatizing former East German state enterprises-which occupies the building in Berlin that was once the headquarters of Goering's Air Ministry. Wuttke, in his capacity as file courier, desperately tries to save the old-fashioned elevator, which has carried the famous and powerful up-and down again. And he comforts the disheartened head of the agency, who seeks relief from the burdens of office by roller skating around the corridors at night.

Original title: Ein weites Feld
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century
FictionHistoricalEuropeanGermany, Austria, Switzerland
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Too Far Afield

Too Far Afield (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Krishna Winston
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Too Far Afield (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
ISBN: 0151002304
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 658

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