The edition of this book that I read had a very 70s looking threesome on the cover. The books starts with a young Jewish girl on a train fleeing for her life with her family in 1940. They are all heading to Portugal to escape the war. The story isThe edition of this book that I read had a very 70s looking threesome on the cover. The books starts with a young Jewish girl on a train fleeing for her life with her family in 1940. They are all heading to Portugal to escape the war. The story is the tale of this group of refugees. Most of the characters are Jewish but others are fleeing France for other reasons. Some want to flee the war completly traveling to the US or Brasil. Others want to go and join the fight in the UK. In the meantime they are waiting in this beautiful beach resort where it is sunny and they are untouched by the war. The characters are all very interesting and the book gives a nice insight into their lives before the war and the different ways they are dealing with their trauma.
There is a bit of sex in the book as the characters have affairs and try out different diversions to keep their mind off what is happening. One of the things that I love most of Tereska Torres is that her books always (or at least all the ones I've read so far) have queer characters. It's just very normal and a part of life. It's so nice to see, particularly in a world war II setting where the reality of queer people is often missing. Here there is a married woman who had a brief flirtation with lesbianism in her youth but fled it and got married. There is a beautiful young girl who falls desperately in love with her even though she has no idea what she's doing, until she reads Radclyff Hall and suddenly the wool is lifted from her eyes, so to speak.
I really enjoyed this. Torres is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authors and I am trying to track down and read everything she's written....Continua Nascondi