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It actually happened.
Hard to believe that two teenagers and a special child, torn from their comfortable and insulated Jewish community in wartime Romania, were taken in by Gypsies camped in the forest. How could they find their places among the flamboyant people, whose lifestyle and ways of confronting the hostile surrounding society were so different from that of the Jews?
This heart stirring story fleshes out this occurrence, presenting the dilemmas, enlightenments, emotional attachments, and mutual understandings experienced by the child protagonists.
*** Helen Livnat's book is based on extensive research about the Gypsy way of life. Exposing the fascinating gypsy's world of beliefs, values, music and joy.
It is a sweeping drama in opposite worlds and how common fate binds them together.
Professor (Emeritus) Nissan Rubin Bar Ilan University, Israel.