Tyrmand emerges as the spirit of freedom
A biography written with the dogged inquisitiveness of a detective
Bawołek’s beautiful way with language is a delight
What would the world look like if Poland had not won that war?
Fiedorczuk touches the agony of war, destruction, poverty, the concealment of identity, and the loss of sanity
A breath of fresh air in a genre that so easily slips into cliché