King of Tuzla (Paperback)
  • King of Tuzla (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 27/04/2010
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All of a sudden Tijmen Klein Gildekamp, a young army captain, finds himself in a real war. He is part of the UN, based in Bosnia in the former Yugoslavia, the scene of the most recent war in Europe. King of Tuzla is not so much about military battles or strategies rather it focuses on how war affects ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians. Interspersed with Tijmen's story about finding his own identity within a strict military environment, we are shown vivid snippets of life in the war zone: Civil servant Galib Prolaz, a self proclaimed Yugoslavian citizen who, after the Muslims were driven away, had no alternative but to become a farmer. The beautiful Lucia Mezga, who behind the bar of 'Holland House', dreams that officers are queuing up to marry her. Do Tijmen's ambitions survive this war? Does he come to terms with how he has changed? King of Tuzla is a truly original coming-of-age story.

Publisher: Holland Park Press
ISBN: 9781907320064

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