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In 1941 Poland, silence is a way of life. Eighteen-year-old seminary student Koby Bruk has watched for two years as the people of his home town allowed the Germans to move in, displace homes and families, and impose their rule on the people who remain. When Koby is bullied by his classmate Irvine, he chooses to speak up against him. This doesn't sit well with Irvine's friend, Hitler Youth Oskar Keplar. Oskar corners Koby in an alleyway and makes a sinister promise.
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Overview

In 1941 Poland, silence is a way of life. Eighteen-year-old seminary student Koby Bruk has watched for two years as the people of his home town allowed the Germans to move in, displace homes and families, and impose their rule on the people who remain. When Koby is bullied by his classmate Irvine, he chooses to speak up against him. This doesn't sit well with Irvine's friend, Hitler Youth Oskar Keplar. Oskar corners Koby in an alleyway and makes a sinister promise.
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Editorial Reviews

Prospero's Manga
... a short, intense study on the powerful lure of the forbidden. And with the multiple layers of wrongness come stronger desire and more serious fallout -- political, religious, and ethnic on top of the usual homosexuality taboo... potent stuff. There's sex, yes, but it's part and parcel of these characters' trajectories. Kudos all around.
Boys Luv.com - Lissa Patillo
As both a warning and point of interest, those looking for romance won’t find it here, so don’t let the tender cover fool you. What passes between the characters is lust, if anything, but fluffy love it most certainly is not. No complaints from me however, because the cold, harsh reality of it felt like a refreshing change from the usual unrealistic, forced romantics of many other stories.
Speak Its Name: Gay Historical Reviews - Erastes Author
It could easily have been turned into a massive political statement but it didn't attempt to do so. It remained for me a story of two young men caught up in circumstances they are completely unable to change. It has had the same visceral punch for me as films such as Se7en and I know for a fact that Only Words will stay with me for a long long time. I m very pleased that this was my first foray into this genre.
Boys Next Door Reviews - Boys Next Door
There is so much good in this release that it's hard to find just one thing to point out that s truly exemplary. [...] This to me, is OEL (Original English Language) manga done right.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979466717
  • Publisher: GYNOCRAT
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Edition description: TINA ANDERSON DBA GYNOCRAT INC
  • Pages: 131
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2010

    Great short read.

    The story was a little short and progressed too quickly for my taste, but the ending was great. The author really threw in a twist of an ending that is not for the faint of heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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