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By Michael D. O'Brien

ISBN-10: 1586172166

ISBN-13: 9781586172169

ISBN-10: 1586174908

ISBN-13: 9781586174903

Island of the World is the tale of a kid born in 1933 into the turbulent international of the Balkans and tracing his lifestyles into the 3rd millennium. The primary personality is Josip Lasta, the son of an impoverished tuition instructor in a distant village excessive within the mountains of the Bosnian inside. because the novel starts off, international battle II is underway and the whole sector of Yugoslavia is torn via conflicting factions: German and Italian occupying armies, and the insurgent forces that withstand them—the fascist Ustashe, Serb nationalist Chetniks, and Communist Partisans. As occasions assemble momentum, hell breaks free, and the younger and the blameless are stuck within the course of significant evils. Their in basic terms last power is their non secular religion and their households.

For greater than a century, the pressured and hugely inflammatory heritage of former Yugoslavia has been the topic of various books, lots of them rife with revisionist heritage and propaganda. The peoples of the Balkans continue to exist the border of 3 worlds: the Islamic, the orthodox Slavic East, and Catholic Europe, and as such they stand within the direction of significant international conflicts that aren't in basic terms geo-political yet essentially non secular. This novel cuts to the middle query: how does anyone keep his id, certainly his humanity, in completely dehumanizing occasions?

In the lifetime of the primary personality, the writer demonstrates that it will call for soreness and sacrifice, heroism or even holiness. while he's twelve years previous, his complete international is destroyed, and so starts a lifelong Odyssey to locate back the religion which the blows of evil have shattered. The plot takes the reader via Josip's formative years, his younger manhood, lifestyles below the Communist regime, wish and loss and unforeseen advantages, the expansion of his artistic powers as a poet, and the final word try out of his lifestyles. finally this novel is in regards to the crucifixion of a soul—and resurrection.

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