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A young writer attempts to examine the effects of political division on love, life, and identity in the twin city of Berlin and the relationship of ihabitants of Berlin with the Wall
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One of the "Top 10 Books about the Berling Wall"
"[The Wall Jumper] might be the best Wall fiction ever written. . . . This is a riveting portrait of a city and a people trapped by mental as well as physical walls." (Guardian)
“An honest, rich book. . . . It is one those rare books that come back at odd moments to intrude on your comfortable conclusions and easy images.” (Robert Houston Nation)
“[Schneider’s] short, remarkable book is profoundly moving and frequently salted with humor, for which readers will be grateful.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Marvelous . . . creates, in very few words, the unreal reality of Berlin.” (Salman Rushdie New York Times Book Review)
“Schneider’s description of the Berlin Wall from both sides . . . is the ultimate depiction of this structure. Nothing more need be said.” (Werner Herzog)
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