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Harrowing,but gripping read...........
on 7 December 2007
This is a quite simply stunning book. "S" is a Bosnian Muslim teacher in a small village when war breaks out with Serbia.The account of her mundane capture by Serb irregulars, and subsequent incarceration and abuse in a camp is both shocking and intensely moving.Moments of tenderness among her fellow internees and horrifying moral choices interweave to prevent the reader becoming numbed to the sheer inhumanity of her experiences.
I am not an over sensitive reader,(I have been a Police Officer for 20 years)but this is an affecting book that I read in one sitting and will read again.Highly recommended.