|Wild Children, the (1983) [Novel]|
by Felice Holman
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(From the publisher):
It happened to other families, Alex knew. Life should have been better for everyone now, when a "people's government" rules in Russia, but still the police came and arrested whole families, carrying them away in close vans.
Finding his family gone, and frozen with fear, Alex starts on a journey that leads him into the midst of the bezprizorni—"the wild children." Homeless, desperate, criminal, living in cellars and caves, they run in packs through the city and country, terrorizing and pillaging. As part of such a band, Alex finds his way to a new life.
Original title: The Wild Children
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe