Heinz Rein was an influential German novelist writing before and after the Second World War. He became a major figure in the 'rubble literature' period and his famous novel Berlin Finale, published in 1947, was one of the first bestsellers in the tumultuous German rebuilding period. He abandoned East Germany for the West in the 1950s.
Among the best Berlin novels, sitting alongside Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin. A captivating story about the destruction of Berlin, a raging accusation, a moving contemporary document, unputdownable * Suddeutsche Zeitung * A magnificent rediscovery at the exact right moment * Deutschlandradio *