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Fiction

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Book

Inspired by two dystopian Science Fiction novels of the last century, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, published in 1932, and Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, published in 1949, Berliner looks at life in Berlin through the eyes of an optimist, anticipating the collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the 1980s, and from the point of view of a pessimist a decade later, after German Reunification. The optimist believes he will in the Future, with a capital letter F, transcend his opera professors in Vienna and become a rich and famous rock star, mainly by virtue of playing a widow’s baby grand. His friend, the pessimist, directs postmodern plays and is an English teacher, living together with an expat girlfriend. Unfortunately, we never hear from the optimist again. He changed his name.

”You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford’s: History is bunk.” Mustapha Mond (speaker), Brave New World.

The book closes with a performance of one-act “Greek” plays in which the characters, Helen and Moses, are agents of the literary variety.

Berliner weighs in at 50,000 words, mixed narrative and dramatic dialog, prose fiction consisting to about 30% of drama.

Genre

Historical romance meets the future.

Description

The book is two novellas wrapped up in a single book – set in Berlin before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, interspersed with stage plays by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.

Print-on-demand Paperback

amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   or the nearest outlet to you.

E-Book

Epub 2 standard, reflowable format, internal cross-linking (footnotes), E Ink compatible, scalable images.

amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   or the nearest outlet to you.

 

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