Journalist Jonathan Fabrizius, living in West Germany, travels to the lands of former East Prussia a year before the falling of the Berlin Wall. He’s there to write about a car rally – not the most thrilling of jobs. However, his interested is piqued by a personal connection – it was in this place, among the fleeing refugees in the midst of the Russian advance in 1945, that he was born. Follow Jonathan on his journey to discover his family history in a story written by one of Europe’s greatest modern storytellers.
By Walter Kempowski