By Lutz Van Dijk

When the Nazis overran Poland within the fall of 1939, fifteen-year-old Stefan K.'s father used to be despatched off to a German hard work camp. Now, within the demanding days of career, Stefan scrambles to assist look after his kinfolk. but whilst his brother, Mikolai, takes him out after curfew to have fun his 16th birthday, Stefan makes a life-changing discovery: he yearns for males the best way his brother does for girls. As he juggles his time among his day task at a bakery and his night paintings within the theater, Stefan turns into extra conscious of his wishes. after which he meets Willi, his one precise love.

Everything approximately Stefan's love affair with Willi is damned. they're either males. Willi is an Austrian airman, a Nazi soldier. Stefan's brother is actively scuffling with the Germans within the Polish Resistance. but Stefan and Willi's love sees no limitations of state, race, or gender. it truly is too robust to disclaim. And too passionate to outlive. whilst the Gestapo discovers their affair, not just their love yet their lives are in nice danger.

Based at the precise tale of Stefan K., who has written a letter to readers on the finish of the publication Damned powerful Love is a unique that exhibits the ability and significance of affection while it describes the negative cost of intolerance and hatred. Stefan and Willi's love used to be damned, however it was once robust; Lutz van Dijk's robust and humane novel is their legacy.

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