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Berlin before the fall of the Wall is a city divided, yet its ordinary residents find ways to live and survive on both sides. There is Robert, teller of barroom anecdotes over beer and vodka, adjusting to a new life in the west; Pommerer, trying to outwit the system in the east; the unnamed narrator, who 'escapes' back-and-forth to collect stories; his beguiling, exiled lover Lena; the three boys who defect to watch Hollywood films; and the man who leaps across the Wall again and again - simply because he cannot help ...

The Wall Jumper 2005, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141187983

Mass-market paperback

Wall Jumper 1986, Allison & Busby, London

ISBN-13: 9780850316667

New edition


Wall Jumper 1985, Pantheon Books

ISBN-13: 9780394728827

Trade paperback

The Wall Jumper 1983, Pantheon Books

ISBN-13: 9780394529288

American edition