The Communist’s Daughter
Aroa Moreno Duran
‘[I was] completely transported . . . so sparely and yet vividly told’ Clare Chambers
Winner of the Premio Ojo Critico
Katia has grown up amongst the ruins of the once mighty Berlin, now shattered by Allied bombs. In their tiny, freezing flat, Katia’s father teaches her of the righteousness of the new Soviet republic, who will always keep watch over them.
As a young woman, a chance encounter with a man from the west causes Katia to realise there might be more to life on the other side of the wall. But blinded by the first blush of love, she fails to understand that it’s not what lies ahead, but what she will leave behind.
Translated from its original Spanish, The Communist’s Daughter is a spare and exquisite novel that depicts twentieth century Europe through one family’s tragic story.
‘Beautifully written, powerfully realised. A novel that touches the heart’ Kate Hamer
‘Aroa Moreno Duran writes with a rare sensitivity’ Claire Fuller
A perfect novel * Almudena Grandes * A fascinating story of personal and political uprootedness. . . written with the delicacy that touches the reader's heart * Manuel Vilas * Beautifully written, powerfully realised. This is a novel that both makes you think and touches the heart -- Kate Hamer Aroa Moreno Duran writes with a rare sensitivity about the unconsidered consequences of giving everything up for love -- Claire Fuller [I was] completely transported to communist East Berlin and drawn into the lives and fates of Katia and her family, so sparely and yet vividly told. . . I admired it immensely -- Clare Chambers
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