A 12 year old boy in communist Hungary is orphaned when his grandmother passes away. He is going to be sent to a State run orphanage and decides to run away to a non-communist country.
Translated from the Swedish by Annabelle MacMillan. Locked up on a train rushing toward the dreaded State detention home, two boys wait for a chance to escape. As their jailer dozes off, they seize his key and jump off. So begins the story of Latsi's terrifying flight from a police state, and just when he thinks he's safe . . .