"Alvydas Slepikas uses concise language and fast-paced scenes to portray the children's will to survive, the unimaginable cruelty as well as the help that some of the children received. Highly recommended"
"In poetic language that is by turns concise and compact, Alvydas Slepikas brings justice for his young heroes and victims. Readers can almost smell the cold sweat of the women and girls as they encounter drunken soldiers, feel the deep, penetrating hunger, the biting winter cold, the beatings suffered and handed out by children as they fight for a single morsel of food, and share in their despair and their sheer will to survive."
"Vivid, highly dramatic and compelling... He has broken the dam of silence.'"
"[In the Shadow of Wolves] is fast-paced, with the children sharing one experience after another. And the reader is always there too, hiding with the children in old railway trains, praying and hoping with them."
"This novel finds the perfect balance between documentary and literary narrative."
"Alvydas Slepikas has written a sensitive novel that takes us back to a time filled with death, violence, hunger and bitter cold. This novel broke the taboo of silence in Lithuania."
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