Pavel & I

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A&C Black, Mar 14, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Berlin, 1946. During one of the coldest winters on record, Pavel Richter, a decommissioned GI, finds himself at odds with a rogue British Army colonel and a Soviet General when a friend deposits the frozen body of a dead Russian spy in his apartment. So begins the race to take possession of the spy's secret, a race which threatens Pavel's friendship with a street orphan named Anders and his budding love for Sonia, his enigmatic upstairs neighbour. As the action hurtles towards catastrophe, the hunt merges with one for the truth about the novel's protagonist: who exactly is Pavel Richter?
 

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User Review  - mikerr - LibraryThing

Absorbing and terrifically written. The narrator - the "I" of the title - is not identified until almost halfway through the book, giving the reader a mysterious aura of disorientation which enhances ... Read full review

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User Review  - liehtzu - LibraryThing

I suppose that no view of Berlin in the immediate aftermath of the second world war could be anything but dystopian and this is dystopia blended with cynicism, mixed with irony - a wonderful, black ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
26
Section 3
43
Section 4
63
Section 5
99
Section 6
163
Section 7
217
Section 8
232
Section 10
257
Section 11
295
Section 12
320
Section 13
327
Section 14
331
Section 15
341
Section 16
345
Copyright

Section 9
248

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About the author (2012)

Dan Vyleta is the son of Czech refugees who emigrated to Germany in the late 1960s. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. He lives and works in Edmonton, Canada. This is his first novel.

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