Carla is living in London ( at a boarding school ). She leaves to meet her father in West Berlin. After they reunite, they cross the border into East Berlin. Carla’s mother is mentally ill and in an institution. Hugh is a writer and he wants to experience the real East Germany, so they stay at a small unknown hotel. Later on they meet up with Lili ( Hugh’s East German girlfriend ). Carla quickly becomes rude, thoughtless, and rebellious. She ends up causing a lot of problems. Carla begins having visions that take place in nazi era Berlin. In nazi era Germany her name is Christa, and her father is a disturbed butcher named Wilhelm. She’s helping a Jewish man hide from the authorities.
As Carla travels back and forth in time, she becomes more desperate. She’s convinced that her visions are real. Is Frau Hoffman hiding the truth about the past? Or has Carla inherited her mother’s mental illness?… —Pulpinformer