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Josua and Lukas by Ruwen Rouhs

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This has appeared in the short story listing, it is though in fact a Novella. It describes the fate of two displaced boys during the period of the Russian advance into Germany. I must say it is not the easiest of stories to read, partially due to the odd sentence construction in places, which I think indicates that English is not the first language for the author. More because I think it is drawing of a legacy of central European literature which is more metaphysical and uses more symbolism than is found in the mainstream English writing tradition.

However, even if it is not the easiest of reads it is well worth reading. Truth may be the first victim of war but innocence is not far behind yet somehow it manages at times to survive. This is a story about survival, you can find it here:


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