(From the publisher):
A haunting novel about growing up in a world unhinged by war; a novel about longing, loss, and the search for home.
Lynette is a dreamer. She likes to imagine herself floating on a magic carpet above the city where she lives, Prague. But suddenly her dream becomes a nightmare. The wooden puppet with the moustache drives his black limo through the gates of the castle.
She tries to escape into the fairytale of the wild Waterman but the brutal events in the real world, haul her back. Suddenly, Czechs, Germans, and Jews, who have lived side by side for years, become sworn enemies.
Brutally expelled with her family from her homeland, joining the great exodus of Germans from Bohemia…but to what promised land?
Original title: Die Brücke uber den Fluß
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 20th Century