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Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F. - Christiane F
Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F.
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In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story—which begins with a dysfunctional but... show more
In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story—which begins with a dysfunctional but otherwise fairly normal childhood—into an acclaimed bestseller. Christiane F.’s rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, the longing for acceptance, the thrilling risks, and even the musical obsessions that fill out the rest of Christiane’s existence will be familiar to every reader. Christiane F.’s Berlin is a strange and often terrifying place, but it’s also a place that remains closer than we might think….
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781936976225 (1936976226)
ASIN: 1936976226
Publisher: Zest Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction rated it
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It's been a long, long time since I've read this book, but its message stuck with me for over two decades. This book was originally given to me to read when I was a teenager, and man, did it make a lasting impression. Christiane's descend to heroin hell is one thing I will probably never forget.
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it
Apparently the Don't Ask Alice of 70s Berlin, only not a fake.
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