There was a time when Europe was divided by the Iron Curtain two thousand miles long.

by Janus Ivering



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/3/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9780595428014
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9780595871384
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9780595680948

About the Book

In December 1970, Henryk, a final-year student of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, is involved in a street demonstration of Polish shipyard workers in which twenty people are killed. Because of his involvement, Henryk believes that his arrest is imminent, and he frantically stows away on a ship to Denmark. But he leaves behind his first love, Ann, his parents, and his best friend, who is a nuclear physicist. From Denmark, he goes to Hamburg, Germany, immigrates to Australia, surfs, and studies the safety of nuclear reactors. But home beckons.

Eight years later, Henryk crosses the Iron Curtain in search of Ann. But in the era of the Cold War, tight security, and the Solidarity resistance, his Australian passport does not give him the safety he hopes for. Faced with the frightening prospect of losing everything he's worked for, Henryk must choose between his past and his future.

About the Author

Janus Ivering graduated in engineering from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. For several years, he lived in Germany, Australia, and the United States, and was awarded the degree of doctor of technical sciences in Austria in 1977. Ivering is retired from teaching at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.