We Were Like Brothers
- date of publication: 24.01.2022
- 288 Pages
- Hanser Berlin
- ISBN 978-3-446-27107-4
- Deutschland: 23,00 €
- Österreich: 23,70 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-27368-9
- E-Book Deutschland: 16,99 €
Daniel Schulz reveals the banality of right-wing violence after the Fall of the Berlin Wall through this story of a youth in provincial Brandenburg
He is ten years old when revolution erupts in the GDR. While many people around him long for freedom, he is afraid: of the imperialists and fascists his teachers warned him about. Of what is coming and of what he doesn’t know. A few years later, he is harassed by Neonazis because of his long hair. And yet he often hangs out with rightwing extremists because he feels safe with them. As safe as he feels when he’s with Mariam, whose family comes from Georgia and is afraid of nothing. But at some point he’ll have to decide whose side he is on.
We Were Like Brothers is a graphic evocation of the period directly following the Fall of the Berlin Wall - and an all-too relevant novel about the often banal origins of racism and rightwing violence.
“An important, powerful book about Nazi terrorism after German reunification, hurriedly-abandoned cherry gardens in Brandenburg, and sons whose fathers suddenly hawk insurance policies.”
- Dmitrij Kapitelman
“A brilliant, disturbing book.”
- Margarete Stokowski