- File Size: 4774 KB
- Print Length: 42 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Northland Publishing (January 16, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 16, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CQOPDV4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,328,126 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story is, for the most part, narrated by God, or at least a Deity that resembles the One we all know. He has many angels working for him, though He doesn't seem to be in control of them. He doesn't seem to be in control of anything much - witness the horrors of history - he just observes a great deal and says of his own power: "I can see into the hearts of men and women. I could be All-Knowing, if I could just make them think about what I need to know when I need to know it." His smoky jasmine scented angels aren't your ordinary run-of-the-mill kind. They have leather wings that are silver studded, pierced noses and ears.
Perhaps the central question to the story is the one a main character asks, and the reader often wonders about throughout the reading of this book: "Why do people do such things to each other?"
With a few well placed, poignant descriptions and down-to-earth statements Julian captures the agony, both physical, mental and spiritual, countless Donauschwaben women were forced to endure for the crime of having German blood. She shows how the hardship destroyed untold lives, and how the painful after-effects live long into the next generation. It is hard to say which is the most difficult fact to accept - that humans can commit such atrocities upon one another, or that having committed them, history and the rest of the world didn't blink an eye and hardly anyone knows of the fates of these sufferers today.
Moving, heartbreaking, and masterfully woven together, this story is a must for anyone who searches for life's meaning in a seemingly meaningless world, and that is a tribute to how good Julian is as a writer.