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THE BERLIN OFF SIDE

Christian Antonini

ASOMETIMES A GAME CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 

Every afternoon, in a small square in Berlin, eight kids gather to play a football tournament. But a Wall, raised between East and West the night before the final, separates the two teams forever. The winner will never be decided… or will it? There is still a chance to play one last, memorable game.

A story of adventure and rebellion, set against the iron curtain that split Germany in two.

World history seen through the eyes of children, for whom there are no such things as barriers and divisions, only obstacles to be overcome.

First Publisher: Giunti (Italy), 2016

Pages: 256

CHRISTIAN ANTONINI

Christian designs and curates games and has been both journalist and translator in the past.
He is now a professional writer as well as working in digital marketing and social media. Since 2007, he has been living and writing in Introbio, with his family, five cats, a dog and a small army of characters from his novels.
In 2016, he published “The Berlin Offside” which was nominated for the Italian Strega children’s prize, received the Bancarellino award and won the Il Gigante delle Langhe prize.