A story of private rebellion against postwar American conformities, of Spanish political intrique, of a love affair and a journey of heroic self-definition...a deeply engaging, marvelously intelligent story about growing up in the period. -- The New York Times Roger Jellinek
In 1948 Germany was the nightmare Barbara Probst Solomon describes in her pages on Munich. By 22 she had lived through an education in the sense of the European past that none of her contemporaries in America could imagine...one of the most interesting books published this year. -- The Los Angeles Times Jascha Kessler
From the Publisher
Barbara Probst Solomon is one of our most intelligent writers. Her work has been praised by James Baldwin: "...she's an amazingly gifted writer." And by John Leonard in Vanity Fair
, "She is trying to make some sense of the messiest century since the fourteenth. The brave and witty Solomon has been there, where ever there is, and it's been years since I've read a more likable book on such ugly, abiding issues."