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The standardization of demoralization procedures : a novel

Author: Jennifer Hofmann
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"On November 9, 1989, Bernd Zeiger, a Stasi officer in the twilight of his career, is deteriorating from a mysterious illness. Alarmed by the disappearance of Lara, a young waitress at his regular café with whom he is obsessed, he chases a series of clues throughout Berlin. The details of Lara's vanishing trigger flashbacks to his entanglement with Johannes Held, a physicist who, twenty-five years earlier,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Fiction
Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction
Satire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Hofmann
ISBN: 9780316426459 0316426458
OCLC Number: 1182026578
Description: 261 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Hofmann.

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"On November 9, 1989, Bernd Zeiger, a Stasi officer in the twilight of his career, is deteriorating from a mysterious illness. Alarmed by the disappearance of Lara, a young waitress at his regular café with whom he is obsessed, he chases a series of clues throughout Berlin. The details of Lara's vanishing trigger flashbacks to his entanglement with Johannes Held, a physicist who, twenty-five years earlier, infiltrated an American research institute dedicated to weaponizing the paranormal. Now, on the day the Berlin Wall falls and Zeiger's mind begins to crumble, his past transgressions have come back to haunt him. Who is the real Lara, what happened to her, and what is her connection to these events? As the surveiller becomes the surveilled, the mystery is both solved and deepened, with unexpected consequences"--

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