A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

Brigid Pasulka


On the eve of worldwide conflict II, in a spot referred to as Half-Village, a tender guy nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a woman fabled for her angelic seems to be. To court docket Anielica Hetmanskáhe deals up his “golden arms” and transforms her family’s modest hut right into a appealing domestic, thereby construction his manner into her center. battle arrives to chop brief their courtship, hold up their marriage, and ship the younger enthusiasts faraway from domestic, to the promise of a brand new existence in Kraków.
 
Nearly fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, repeats their postwar trip, looking a brand new existence in her grandmother’s fairy-tale urban. yet rather than the whispered prosperity of the hot Poland, she discovers a Kraków stuck among its destiny and its earlier.
 
Whimsical, clever, attractive, magical, and every now and then heartbreaking, A lengthy, very long time in the past and basically True weaves jointly outstanding tales, reimagining part a century of Polish heritage in the course of the legacy of 1 unforgettable love affair.

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