Like Eating a Stone

Wojciech Tochman, a Polish journalist, chronicles the aftermath of war in Bosnia in his book “Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia” translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Matthew Price reviews the book for the New York Times,

If Tochman is sympathetic to Bosnia’s Muslims as they struggle to make their way, he also takes a nuanced view of the much vilified Serbs. The Serb Republic of Bosnia is an economic backwater, and many Serbs Tochman encounters share their regrets with him: “What on earth was the point of the war?” asks one Serb woman threatened with eviction. link