Maxim Leo

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Rory MacLean meets Maxim Leo

  'Our family was like a miniature East Germany,' wrote Maxim Leo in his tender and touching first novel Red Love. 'It was here that the struggles took place, the ones that couldn't be fought out anywhere else. Here ideology collided with life. That struggle raged for whole years. It was the reason my father went around the house shouting, why my mother secretly cried in the kitchen, why Gerhard – my grandfather – became a stranger to me.'

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