The Painted Bird
By Jerzy N. Kosinski
(Transaction Large Print, Paperback, Large Print, 9780765806550, 260pp.)
Publication Date: March 2000
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Winner of the National Book Award
The Painted Bird is one of the most shocking indictments of Nazi madness and terrors of the Holocaust during World War II. It is a story about the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. It is a vivid and graphic portrayal of the hellish Nazi occupation of Eastern Europe as seen through the eyes of a boy struggling for survival, an alien child lost in a world gone mad.