Against all odds, Miroslav Blam, a Serbian Jew, has survived not only WWII but the terrible civilian massacre of 1942. Wandering the streets of Novi Sad, he recalls his youth looks to the future. “This could be Svevo’s Trieste, or a provincial town in a Chekhov story. Miroslav is that familiar creation of the great middle European writers, the city intellectual whose whole bourgeois existence is devoted to making up his mind.”—Publishers Weekly
A powerful work that tracks the intertwined lives of a group of high-school classmates in Yugoslavia during WWII: Jew, Nazi, resistance fighter, and cold-blooded killer. “Its power is on a scale normally associated with our favorite (dead) authors…. The world will not look quite the same after you’ve read this book.