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❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ Rücken an Rücken ✓ Author Julia Franck – History-books.co The moving story of a brother and a sister caught in the tide of the Cold WarKäthe is a Jewish sculptor living in East Berlin A survivor of the Nazi era she is a fervent socialist who has been using The moving story of a brother and a sister caught in the tide of the Cold WarKäthe 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 significant commissions Devoted entirely to success.

She is a cruel and abrasive mother to her children Käthe barely acknowledges Ella's vulnerable loneliness and Thomas's uiet aspirations and her hard nosed brutality forces her children to build an imaginary world as a shelter from the coldness that surrounds them But the siblings find t.

rücken kindle rücken pdf Rücken an pdf Rücken an Rücken MOBIShe is a cruel and abrasive mother to her children Käthe barely acknowledges Ella's vulnerable loneliness and Thomas's uiet aspirations and her hard nosed brutality forces her children to build an imaginary world as a shelter from the coldness that surrounds them But the siblings find t.

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  1. Tadzio Koelb Tadzio Koelb says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBIFrom my review for the Washington Independent Review of Books Back to Back is the story of Thomas and Ella a brother and sister growing up in the German Democratic Republic in the late 1950s The majority of their family fled Germany to escape Hitler or Stalin so the children live alone with their mother Käthe and a lodger called but not named Ulrich Käthe is a sculptor a Party true believer and a domestic tyrant who alternately exploits and neglects her children denying them love and treating them with cruel disdain Ulrich is believed to be an agent for the Stasi – thus the pseudonym The first half of the book is designed like a collection of short stories each chapter dedicated to an awful event from Thomas and Ella’s childhood there is the time they are left completely unattended for days without enough food and decide to clean the


  2. Emi Bevacqua Emi Bevacqua says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBII don't know if it's the writing or the translating or the era 1950s Totalitarian East Germany or the combination of factors but I just did not understand this book Thomas and Ella grow up neglected by an artist named Kathe; throughout the book I was confused as to what their relationship was it seems they are Kathe's son and daughter but she refuses to be their mother also there are twins she abandons There were fragments of story lines I was able to follow intermittently but it was frustrating the way each was so abruptly discontinued and at odds with the others This author's style seems to be ambiguity and non seuitur; I was further irritated by grammatical errors Kathe nodded and her smile turned to fiery earnest we are doing ourselves and the workers down and she take Thomas's poem out of his pocket Ella's random use of imaginary language Thomas's poetry and Kathe's politics were all confusing and ultimately bo


  3. Roger Brunyate Roger Brunyate says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBIThe State as MotherThomas and Ella ten and eleven respectively work all day to get the house ready for their mother who has been away She hardly notices and only reproves them for picking flowers from the garden Thinking to run away they take an old boat out on the lake by their house in the eastern suburbs of Berlin and return in the morning frozen almost to death Their mother is not even aware that they had gone Julia Franck has already introduced us to one monster mother in her best selling novel The Blindness of the Heart although that book ends by showing that the apparen


  4. Chaitra Chaitra says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBITwo children Ella and Thomas ages 11 and 10 respectively are left at home for weeks when their absent mother does her work for the country But when she returns instead of acknowledging the good work they've done bringing the place to sparkling standards all she does is criticize them for wasting cleaning liuid This continues and gets increasingly worse the heating is turned off and the door to the coal cellar is locked There's not much money and there's certainly no love There's work at a stone uarry where the workers take it out in a horrible way for being a rich and good at studies Horrifyingly a blind eye is turned to the sexual abuse that happens right under the mother's nose and implications are that she knows about it I look at this book as confirmation of all the worst things I've supposed Communist East Germany capable of I know practically nothing The torture both emotional and physical is intense Almost everyone in the boo


  5. GONZA GONZA says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBIMir hat diese Buch nicht gefallen Ich mag nicht die Geschichte dieser abwesende Mutter und manchmal morbiden Beziehung zwischen den beiden Brüdern und diesemhistorischen Kontex


  6. Claudia - Claudia - says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBIIt’s the 50s and 60s the early years of the German Democratic Republic The siblings Thomas and Ella live with thei


  7. Jenny Yates Jenny Yates says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBIThis is a strong innovative but very depressing novel It’s set in East Germany in the 50s and 60s as the Berlin Wall is being built It centers around Thomas and Ella who are ten and eleven as the novel begins and eighteen and nineteen at the end of it Their mother Kathe is an artist – independent dynamic politically active and emotionally abusive She treats her children basically as servants This novel conveys the risks of growing up in a house where nobody is really looking after you The two children have each other and try to protect each other but there is little they can do Ella is sexually abused by her mother’s lodger who is some sort of government official Thomas


  8. Kate Kate says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBII was grossly under prepared for the intensity of Julia Franck’s Back to Back Which is probably why I found it so disturbingThe story begins in 1954 and centers around a single family living in Berlin in the socialist East The mother Käthe is a sculptor who has been leveraging her party connections in order to get significant commissions Devoted entirely to becoming a success she is a cruel and completely unaffectionate mother putting the socialist party above her children – Thomas Ella and unnamed and mostly absent twin girls She treats her


  9. Mandy Mandy says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBIThe book opens in 1954 with Thomas and Ella children of just 10 and 11 years old left alone at home for 2 weeks while their self absorbed and neglectful mother Käthe a sculptor pursues her own career These are the early days of the GDR and Käthe is both ambitious and a committed socialist to the detriment of her family Her younger children whose names we never know and who are referred to throughout merely as the Twins have been farmed out to foster parents Käthe is cold withdrawn and abusive and shows no affection to her children Family life is reflected by the cold nature of the totalitarian state one in which normal human affection has no place This interconnection of public and private life is horrifyingly demonstrated by the sufferings of the children and the story of how Thomas and Ella strive to gain their mother’s attention is heart breaking The tragedy within the family is the tragedy of Communist society and just as the children are trapped in their lov


  10. Jason Makansi Jason Makansi says:

    Kindle history books.co ð Rücken an Rücken ePUB º Rücken an PDF or rücken kindle, rücken pdf, Rücken an pdf, Rücken an Rücken MOBIThis is a very brave though somewhat uneven story It's originally in German so you never know what is lost or gained in translation but it certainly paints a gray as opposed to black and white picture post WWII life in the German Democratic Republic than the sensationalist portrayals in movies and other books The movie The Lives of Others comes to mind even though I loved it The overwhelming aspect of this story is listening to an artistmother buy into the Utopian vision of a society where the worker proletariat is king while her


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