- Author Sławomir Rawicz
This is a pretty tough read - from the start our protagonist is in prison, being tortured and abused. He goes to prison, escapes from prison and starts the titular walk, across deserts and mountains and the most inhospitable land you can imagine.
It’s somewhat unbelievable in the re-telling, situations I cannot even imagine being in, and yet the strength of these characters to keep pushing on, to survive, to rejoin the real world is incredible.
A well-told memoir, with characters that could do with being slightly rounder but are of necessity withdrawn and stoic. Thankfully it comes to a safe ending, although whether happy or not is left unsaid.