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Time Zones
by Sven Siekmann

Overview


An escape attempt from the "world's largest prison." Wolfgang is ready to risk everything for himself and his family. The pressure of the system has become unbearable. His plan: bold and risky. But for him, the only way is to escape from East Germany into freedom.
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Description


Time Zones takes place in East Germany during the late 70s, where the pressure of the system increasingly encroaches into people's private lives. Through various characters, it is shown what it means to live in a totalitarian state. Each individual must make the decision to adapt or flee - both carry consequences.
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About the author


Sven Siekmann was born in East Germany. He spent his formative years navigating the challenges of life under a repressive regime. In 1977, Sven’s family bravely began their plans to escape East Germany in pursuit of freedom. In 1977, those plans were thwarted and his parents were arrested and imprisoned. With the assistance of the West German government and after long years of determination and resilience, in 1983, the family was finally allowed to leave the East and move to West Germany. After years of the family being split up, that date marked them all coming together again. Today, he resides in California.

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Book details

Genre:COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Subgenre:Historical Fiction

Language:English

Pages:358

Paperback ISBN:9798350958331


Overview


An escape attempt from the "world's largest prison." Wolfgang is ready to risk everything for himself and his family. The pressure of the system has become unbearable. His plan: bold and risky. But for him, the only way is to escape from East Germany into freedom.

Read more

Description


Time Zones takes place in East Germany during the late 70s, where the pressure of the system increasingly encroaches into people's private lives. Through various characters, it is shown what it means to live in a totalitarian state. Each individual must make the decision to adapt or flee - both carry consequences.

Read more

About the author


Sven Siekmann was born in East Germany. He spent his formative years navigating the challenges of life under a repressive regime. In 1977, Sven’s family bravely began their plans to escape East Germany in pursuit of freedom. In 1977, those plans were thwarted and his parents were arrested and imprisoned. With the assistance of the West German government and after long years of determination and resilience, in 1983, the family was finally allowed to leave the East and move to West Germany. After years of the family being split up, that date marked them all coming together again. Today, he resides in California.

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Nancy
Read This Book - Time Zones" by Sven Siekmann is a five-star graphic novel that seamlessly blends captivating illustrations and storytelling, with the raw authenticity of a lived experience. Sven's story feels both unbelievable and hauntingly real. This graphic novel is a compelling journey through life in Germany when a wall divided the country in two. This book uniquely blends beauty, mystery, and genuine human experience. It's a must-read for anyone who appreciates art, storytelling, and the power of a truly unforgettable graphic novel. Read more