"It was quite a story I must say! Unfortunately this is not the first one of its kind, and I have also witnessed some similar stories myself during my time in the Balkans. It is with great respect and humility that I have learned about your story, and I hope it will be read by many more people, since one can learn a lot from it."
“I started reading your book. I have to say it’s really catchy, I have to force myself to stop reading , otherwise , I’d read all night. It gives me a view of events that I can recall clearly. I can feel how deep the hurting was for you and your family. I have to praise your strength for not ending bitter after such an ordeal.”
This novel is based on actual events that took place from April 1992 until end of November 1992, during the Bosnian War. It describes the harrowing escape of a couple in a Serbian-Croatian intermarriage from the largest Muslim-controlled city in Middle Bosnia. The journey that should have been completed in two or three days turned into a never-ending nightmare. They lost contact with their children, two small boys they sent ahead, and were no longer sure exactly where they were.
Desperate, the couple had to pass through the most dangerous regions, through forests and over territories controlled by Muslim, Croatian, and Serbian military and paramilitary forces, or over uncontrolled territories under continuous heavy fighting.Croats arrested them, Muslims shot at them, and Serbs forced them to join their army. Exhausted, they risked their lives to escape from all this madness, on their own and without any kind of protection.This unbelievable story describes how real life can be worse than the worst nightmare.
“The ending makes me cry, thanks. You should turn this into a screenplay and get the movie rights.”
“It’s an awful story about, hope, fear, frustration, chaos, and confusion. It’s also a story about human vigor and perseverance.”
“Thanks for the book! A book that is as it should be: sincere, authentic, without wasting time on information about Ex. Yugoslavia national history (footnotes are the best way). And yet it is still professional, readable, and picturesque. I cried at the end of the book.”
"While reading your book, I recall pictures on TV, and also the names of people you mention are familiar. I had no idea what to think about it until I read your book and I think, once again we've been manipulated by the media in France. I was really touched by this war as I remembered the scenarios when I lived in Switzerland as a child. I really admire your courage to survive such an ordeal".