'Szabadsag!' (Oh freedom, freedom, how many times over the ages has that word rung out?)It is the 1950s. The Russians and their secret police, the Avo, have a choking grip on Hungary and the lives of its citizens. Attila Szabo is one of them, just a teenager, but he's been forced to grow up quickly, with his father having spent most of the last two years locked away in prison. They live in a state-owned tenement: Attila, his parents and the older brother he once adored. In the top-floor flat, a new couple has just moved in, reassigned there by the government. They're clearly from a different class, so why have they been sent here and, more importantly, can they be trusted? But it's the wife who is of the most interest to Attila: she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, and his coming fight for his country's freedom is also to become one of passion.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gmillar - LibraryThing
It might be that "today readers" would think this story is a bit far-fetched. I wish to steer those people to James A. Michener's "The Bridge at Andau". Alan Duff tells the truth! His behaviour might ... Read full review