After the Second World War, the Iron Curtain had divided Europe, as Winston Churchill said in his notorious speech in 1946 in the USA. Cloaked with it since 1982, we have followed two best friends‘ life stories in former Yugoslavia, not aware that after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Curtain will have risen and the two friends would have found themselves in a war story with a dash of theatrical drama elements. After the 1991 JNA aggression towards Croatia had started, brutal conflicts have taken place, in which the aggressors have tried to prevent Croatian independence, as well as biological survival of Croatian people. The two friends became arch-nemesis, and their relationship naturalistically shows the author‘s views of the war horrors, which in turn make this novel an antiwar, clear plea not to replay such dehumanization. By the start of the new millennium in 2001, the main characters come to the end of the thirteen-years-long journey.
About the author
Danijel Huskić was born on 4 September 1971 in Rijeka. He grew up in the small village of Kukuljanovo in the vicinity of the town of Bakar. He lives in Kraljevica with his wife and two children. He graduated from the Nautical School in Bakar in 1990 and finished a chief engineer course in Split in 2012. He has been sailing with foreign shipping companies for more than 20 years. He is the founder of the association Kukuljanski zvončari. He took part in the Croatian military operation Oluja on the Lika Front as a soldier of the 128th Brigade of the Croatian Army Sveti Vid Rijeka. He has traveled many faraway countries and sailed many seas and oceans.