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And you, Manol, do not be angry at my words, but think of your wife and your
children.' 'I have no wife, I am a widower,' said Manol. 'Are you a widower? And
how many children have you?' 'Two sons,' Manol told her. And the old woman
Elitsa had gone, but she had left me her child. I straightened up with difficulty,
being careful not to slip, and I turned my back on the Devil's Fall. And the rock
beneath my feet shivered and my head was still dazed by the roar of the abyss. I
'The child at her breast may be Goran's.' I was thinking of little Manol. Granny
Srebra said : 'Speak, Sevda, whose is the child, Goran's or Karaibrahim's?' Sevda
said in a dull voice : 'I do not know.' And she bent her lovely head over the child's
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Earth and Sky shattering book !!!! I read it in Bulgarian my mother's tongue.... I had no idea Bulgaria had a living Literary Giant of the caliber of Kazantzakis... Makes one think if Bulgaria has given birth to men of the caliber of Manol, the main protagonist of the book and movie, then this nation will rise.... I have been fishing in the Rhodope mountain lakes as a kid and they are truly magical... but after I read this book, I started to look at that region of the world with an entirely different outlook... I plan to visit villages in that region and meet people and take photos....
Rami E. Kremesti M.Sc.
One of the best books I have read. It should be historical, but I think is about a values of life and faith. Three brothers one converted in Islam, the other two are still Christians - ready to lose them life, but sticking in its predecessors' religion. They received more support from them Islamic neighbors then coming up rapists. The destiny is curving in different aspects, but the end is loaded with a lot of hope.
It is worth reading this book.