Excerpts for Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain


Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

By Peter Sís

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Copyright © 2007 Peter Sís
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-374-34701-7


From The Wall
"When my American family goes to visit my Czech family in the colorful city of Prague, it is hard to convince them it was ever a dark place full of fear, suspicion, and lies. I find it difficult to explain my childhood; it's hard to put it into words, and since I have always drawn everything, I have tried to draw my life-- before America--for them."                 --P.S.


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