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- DescriptionBorn behind the Iron Curtain in 1955, Thomas Schardt had very little say in how his life would be. The government dictated his every move with little resistance from Thomas or his family: work, home, career, and schooling were all in the hands of the East German republic. As Thomas developed from a boy into a man his discontent grew as well. Was his future to be a tiny insigniﬁcant cog in the giant wheel of the overbearing Communist machine? Little by little, Thomas took control of his own destiny. In the face of threatening government ofﬁcials, the scorn of his family, his own crippling self-doubt and the sexual and emotional abuse of his lover, Klaus, Thomas escaped a harrowing relationship and fought his way to a dream career and a life of personal freedom. Against the backdrop of war, poverty, the gay sexual revolution and the terrifying onset of the AIDS epidemic, Thomas Schardt tells a coming-of-age story that you'll never forget.
- Author BiographyThomas Schardt was born in the former East Germany in 1955. He spent the ﬁrst twenty-nine years of his life in East Berlin and Leipzig, where he worked as a librarian and later as a journalist. In 1984 he was ﬁnally permitted to move to West Berlin where he soon found work as a reporter, and in 1989 he joined a group of foreign correspondents and started reporting from New York for a variety of major German newspapers and magazines. He strongly believes that our history is the result of a larger puzzle that each of us play a role in creating. Thomas currently lives in Maine.
- Author(s)Thomas Schardt
- PublisherRiverrun Bookstore Inc
- Date of Publication12/06/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRiverrun Bookstore Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight635 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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