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Goli Otok ? Hell in the Adriatic is now available in e-book format

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    Dear Friends of Croatia:

    Goli Otok ? Hell in the Adriatic is now available in e-book format.  Please follow the link: Goli Otok e-book. See http://www.GoliOtok.com for more details.


    Goli Otok – Hell in the Adriatic is one man’s story of life, death, escape, and punishment in post-World War II Yugoslavia. The man was Josip Zoretic and the setting is Goli Otok, the “Naked Island” prison camp in the Adriatic Sea. The story is straight forward and brutally frank in its descriptions of day-to-day life on the island-prison. Some years ago Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave a similar picture in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich about life in the Gulags of the Soviet Union. This book brings light to the other gulags in the former Yugoslavia and puts to rest once and for all the myth of “Communism with a Human Face.”

    C. Michael McAdams
    University of San Francisco, retired
    Author of Croatia: Myth & Reality

    Although Goli Otok is a memoir, it is written so vividly, with a lot of dialogue, that it reads like a novel, a grim political satire with humor, wit, and insightful historical asides. I enjoyed reading it more than I expected I would.  In my novel, April Fool’s Day, I set a chapter in the Goli Otok prison colony, but couldn’t evolve this much intensity and suspense (as Mr. Zoretic), which shows you that a strange life well described can easily outpace and beat fiction.  I strongly recommend the book to wide audiences, historians, travelers . . . everybody.

    Josip Novakovich
    Award Winning Author

    A raw and poignant first-hand account of the gross, systematic human rights violations of political prisoners in the former Yugoslavia’s most notorious prison. This book serves as a testament to the infallible sufferings the Croatian people endured under the Communist Yugoslav regime.

    Brenda Brkusic
    Award Winning Filmmaker, Freedom from Despair
    Producer, PBS-TV

    Other Ways to Order

    A softcover version of the book may be ordered at http://www.amazon.com or by sending a check in the amount of $15 (includes shipping) payable to Marko Zoretic to:

    Marko Zoretic
    P.O. BOX 18091
    IRVINE, CA 92623-8091


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