My thoughts on finishing this page turner:
Here, a son honours his father. In these memoirs of an old man we go on a journey to freedom with one Ukrainian, from the evil of Stalin’s terror through the cold brutality of the Nazis. We are taken across the steppes and into the wild Carpathians by a boy who carries two things: his grief, and his longing for a free homeland. It is a story that enters a reader’s heart and stays there.