Berlin Blues

Berlin Blues

by Ray Adams

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BN ID: 2940158261084
Publisher: Ray Adams
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 376 KB

About the Author

Ray Adams is well acquatinted with Cold War times in West Berlin, the subject of Book One of Berlin Blues. He served as a voice intercept operator, Russian language specialist, working on top of Devil's Mountain in West Berlin during the Cold War period. His job -- and those of his close friends -- was to listen to and interpret Russian military broadcasts. He later returned to the University of Kanass where he picked up an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature. He has island hopped in the Adriatic, trekked at Macchu Pichu, hitchhiked in Mexico, camped out in the Soviet Union, and tutored students in algebra on the Navajo Reservation.
Ray has written a diverse range of stories other than those that appear in Berlin Blues. "Melding Ceremony" is about a future where a fan's team becomes more important than life itself. "Blood on the Wall" is the story of an average East German worker who decides he must flee his country when the secret police harass him following the unexpected death of his wife and child. "Pile 'em High" sees the author struggling with his own characters while also attempting to gain equal rights for adverbs. "Cold War Oddity" is a tale about American tourists who fall into what seems like a Soviet rabbit hole when they purchase some bad gas. He has also completed a novel about a young boy trying to find his own way in a racially divided Kansas City, Missouri, in the late 1950's. Selling for the Blind is scheduled to be published early in 2017.
Ray writes about his other interest -- bridge -- at where his weekly blog tells tales of Poor "Frank, Lucky Archie, Team Porcupine, and other bridge characters. In fact, if Ray is not chained to his word processor churning out stories, you just might find him playing tournament bridge.

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