My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A cellist; an act of defiance and of hope; three lives devastated by war and their ability to survive at all costs.
On May 27, 1992 a mortar shell struck a market during the Siege of Sarajevo, killing 22 people, injuring many others, who were simply waiting in line for a loaf of bread.
I only wish there had been a map of the city – the topography of Sarajevo – mountains, hills, valley, rivers – was as much a character of this novel as were the actual humans – that it would have been nice to have something in the front of the book to refer to while reading. But that is a minor complaint.
I read this in one afternoon. It was haunting. Enough said.
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Book source: Public library
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