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A luminous, painful, sensitive journey into Bulgaria
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 18, 2022
Although I regretted the sudden, stark, impulsive ending, the journey was something very worthwhile. A story that unfolded in unexpected ways and deepening understanding, meeting with people who also unveiled their gentle or terrifying ways and secrets, adding to threads of an expanding vision, and music of remarkable sensitivity and expression. Ways to save a soul or strip a human being to the bone. The trip was painful, but also rewarding. Exquisitely tortured, yet deeply warming and uplifting. A meaningful book of life experience, ultimately rewarding, thank goodness. Unusual and glad I read it. Fiction, but based on true life experience in this, her Bulgaria, a place of huge contrasts, evil and beauty.