Hot Summer of 1968 | Review

“Then there is a veritable panorama of the immediate post-’68 emigration process itself: from the border crossings that, again, resemble neither the dangerous escapes of previous eras nor those that would follow when the regime would seal the border. There are nervous train rides; nostalgic car rides; last looks; and sad goodbyes. There is Vienna, “only a transfer station,” particularly for Slovaks, due to its proximity to Bratislava, as the refugees made their way to the United States, Canada, Australia, or elsewhere.

-from my review of Viliam Klimáček’s novel Hot Summer of 1968 just out in Transitions Online.

Photo – August 21, 1968 invasion, Bratislava by Ladislav Bielik.

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