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S. : A Novel about the Balkans
by Slavenka Drakulic


Overview - " S. may very well be one of the strongest books about war you will ever read. . . .The writing is taut, precise, and masterful."

Set in 1992, during the height of the Bosnian war, S. reveals one of the most horrifying aspects of any war: the rape and torture of civilian women by occupying forces.  Read more...


 

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Overview
"S. may very well be one of the strongest books about war you will ever read. . . .The writing is taut, precise, and masterful."

Set in 1992, during the height of the Bosnian war, S. reveals one of the most horrifying aspects of any war: the rape and torture of civilian women by occupying forces. S. is the story of a Bosnian woman in exile who has just given birth to an unwanted child—one without a country, a name, a father, or a language. Its birth only reminds her of an even more grueling experience: being repeatedly raped by Serbian soldiers in the "women's room" of a prison camp. Through a series of flashbacks, S. relives the unspeakable crimes she has endured, and in telling her story—timely, strangely compelling, and ultimately about survival—depicts the darkest side of human nature during wartime.



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  • ISBN: 9781440679292
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Imprint: Penguin Books
  • Date: Jan 2001
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Penguin Group US
 
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