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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 080213422X, Paperback)Many writers have portrayed the cruelty people inflict upon each other in the name of war or ideology or garden-variety hate, but few books will surpass Kosinski's first novel, The Painted Bird, for the sheer creepiness in its savagery. The story follows an abandoned young boy who wanders alone through the frozen bogs and broken towns of Eastern Europe during and after World War II, trying to survive. His experiences and actions occur at and beyond the limits of what might be called humanity, but Kosinski never averts his eyes, nor allows us to.
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A young boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, wonders alone from one village to another in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe.
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