ONCE THERE WAS A MAN.
Volume 16 Number 2
Once There Was a Man is a story about Marko Bahich, who is a Yugoslav searching for the idyllic life. A young girl, Smilya, saves him when he is seriously wounded in battle and he falls in love with her. After his recovery, he goes in search of her and his half-brother Obren, who betrayed him and his comrades in battle. Marko Bahich is searching for utopia, which he feels he will find when he has found Smilya and avenged himself on his half-brother, and when his turbulent country has settled down with the Communist ideals he believed he was fighting for.
The author, Vladimir Jovicic, has given the reader an authentic look into the time spanning the period from the upheaval of 1941 to the students' uprising in 1968. The reader would probably appreciate and enjoy the book at its fullest if he or she had some understanding of the politics of Yugoslavia. This book has vivid descriptive passages and should provide fascinating reading.
Nadiya Blaine, Ridgeway, Ont.
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