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The Upside of Hunger: A True Tale
The Upside of Hunger: A True Tale
The Upside of Hunger: A True Tale

The Upside of Hunger: A True Tale

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About The Upside Of Hunger: A True Tale

Product Description "Beautiful, shocking, at times painful... the magnificently told story of a man who triumphed over the limitations of history to become his greatest self." Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting true story of courage, love, and beating the odds. The life he was born into was too small for Adam Baumann. But would escaping Hungary cost him everything? Based on a true story, this is the epic tale of a boy's survival as the world plunged into the darkest days of WW2. Growing up in an isolated village in eastern Hungary between the great wars, Adam couldn’t remember a time he hadn’t yearned for more excitement, more freedom, and often more food. Locked up for theft at age nine, Adam’s life took one tumultuous turn after another as Hitler plunged Europe into war. From a 12-year-old runaway searching for food, to a 15-year-old shivering in the mud of a frozen foxhole on the Eastern Front, Adam's survival hung in the balance. When a Russian bullet found it’s mark, Adam was catapulted into a series of terrifying captures and narrow escapes from enemy forces while Europe reeled from the final destruction of WW2. Never standing still, Adam struggled through war-torn landscapes to find his family, and began to build a life from the ashes, until the results of a medical examination at an American Embassy in Germany changed the course of his future forever. Review The Prairies Book Review: A poignant, arresting debut... Ha rms makes her dazzling foray into the world of fiction with this remarkable story about hunger, desperation, cruelty, and resilience which is set against the backdrop of WW II. Growing up in an isolated village in eastern Hungary between the great wars, Adam yearns to spread his wings wider. From a 12-year-old runaway searching for food to a 15-year-old shivering in the mud of a frozen foxhole on the Eastern Front, Adam's resilience is boundless. Struggling through a war-torn landscape, Adam builds his life from the ashes, but unforeseen circumstances will change his destiny forever. The story follows the trajectory of Adam and his family's lives from pre-war years through WWII and then the displacement of German families from Hungary and other countries to Germany and its aftermath. Interweaving various story lines and set against the background of a well-trodden period of history - as Hitler plunged Europe into war and afterwards as Europe reeled from the final destruction and horror of WW2 - Harms stays focused on the tests and triumphs ordinary Germans faced during the war. The vivid descriptions of German-Hungarian culture and the people's ways of living add to the intrigue of the story. Moving, assured prose, swift narrative, and memorable characters make this poignant tale all the more remarkable. Harms skillfully portrays one man's journey of triumph against hardships, successfully bringing a complex and turbulent time in history to life. A riveting, poignant, coming-of-age story that will delight both lovers of historical fiction and literary fiction. Judge's Commentary, Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards "What a wonderful read. From the very beginning, you brought me right into the story and showed Adam's strong personality, and his will to overcome difficulties. I was enthralled by your descriptions of what he went through during the war. You created a vivid, emotional story that spanned most of the 20th century. You brought Adam, his family and his circumstances to life in such a way I kept turning the pages to see what happened next. It was particularly engrossing when you described his struggle to return home after the war and what he had to go through to get there. You captured his determination beautifully. Your voice was factual, but never boring as you put together all these divergent pieces to create an ultimately triumphant story. It was inspiring to read about a man who never let anything get in his