Description - Between Mountains by Maggie Helwig
This is a novel about transgressing moral, personal, ethical and social boundaries with tragic results - as a simultaneous translator at the War Crimes tribunal gets too close to a journalist who reports from former Yugoslavia. Dan is a war correspondent in Bosnia, a stringer and a loner, a truthteller up to a point, careless with everything except his sources- ('all right as long as I stay in a war zone'). Lili is a simultaneous translator of Serbian origin, based in Paris, young, careful, blonde, meticulous, who finds herself working for the War Crimes tribunal in the Hague, and fails to declare her fragile relationship. Helwig unpeels the human cost of a terrible war, from Bosnia to Lambeth via Belgrade, Paris and The Hague. As the novel opens, Dan watches a dawn raid on the house of a suspected war criminal whom he has interviewed - a good father almost certainly responsible for thousands of deaths. And the novel ends with an apocalyptic millennium eve, as Dan finds himself witness to a strange and terrible scene back in London, while Lili, having lost her job, is literally blown about the Paris streets. Set in the turbulent last decade of the 20th century, this is a thoughtfu
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Author Biography - Maggie Helwig
Born in Liverpool, Maggie Helwig grew up in London and Kingston, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. A writer and poet, she has worked as a music journalist, and an international human rights advocate, and travelled in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and elsewhere in Europe, as well as South America. She is married with one daughter.