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Heroes like us

Author: Thomas Brussig; John Brownjohn
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Farrar, Straus and Giroux edView all editions and formats
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The comic life of Klaus Uhlzscht a rookie secret policeman in East Germany, keeping his fellow citizens under close surveillance, but never quite sure what to look for. Relief from boredom comes when his penis changes size.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Brussig; John Brownjohn
ISBN: 0374169837 9780374169831
OCLC Number: 36783860
Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Helden wie wir.
Responsibility: Thomas Brussig ; translated by John Brownjohn.

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The comic life of Klaus Uhlzscht a rookie secret policeman in East Germany, keeping his fellow citizens under close surveillance, but never quite sure what to look for. Relief from boredom comes when his penis changes size.

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Laugh along with Thomas

by askey (WorldCat user published 2009-10-19) Excellent Permalink

From my review originally published in the <a href="http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~german/volumeslist.html">GDR Bulletin</a> (in 1998?): "The premise of the book is none other than the story of the fall of the Berlin wall as told by the megalomaniacal Klaus Uhltzscht, who claims responsibility...
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