The Cellist of Sarajevo

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Galloway, Steven
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Snipers in the hills overlook the shattered streets of Sarajevo. Knowing that the next bullet could strike at any moment, the ordinary men and women below strive to go about their daily lives as best they can. Kenan faces the agonizing dilemma of crossing the city to get water for his family. Dragan, gripped by fear, does not know who among his friends he can trust. And Arrow, a young woman counter-sniper must push herself to the limits – of body and soul, fear and humanity. Told with immediacy, grace and harrowing emotional accuracy, The Cellist of Sarajevo shows how, when the everyday act of crossing the street can risk lives, the human spirit is revealed in all its fortitude – and frailty.

Many people who feel passionately about injustice in the world speak up about it. Cellist: Well, I think that there is a special magic to Albinoni's Adagio that has a finite amount of times that it will work. Every time I play the Adagio it brings back my hope that Sarajevo will be saved but each time I play it, it means that Sarajevo is still at war and the fighting hasn't ended so the hope it brings me won't last ... The Cellist of Sarajevo.

Important themes include hope, fear and vulnerability. The novel follows the story of three main characters: Arrow, a headstrong, skilled sniper, Kenan, a committed family man and Dragan, a husband and ... 3rd person Point of View Limited omniscient (can only get inside current person's head.