Forty years’ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke - they are proof of a life fully lived. A life he could have easily lost long ago.
When a con man steals his houseful of possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke wanders helplessly through his empty New England home, inevitably reminded of another helpless time: decades in Peke’s past, a cold and threadbare Stanislaw Shmuel Pecoskowitz eked out a desperate existence in the war-torn Polish countryside, subsisting on scraps, dodging Nazi soldiers. Now, the 72-year-old Peke - who survived, came to America, and succeeded - must summon his original grit and determination, to track down the thieves, retrieve his things, and restore the life he made for himself.
Peke and his wife, Rose, trace the path of the thieves’ truck across America, to the wilds of Montana, and to an ultimate, chilling confrontation with not only the thieves, but with Peke’s brutal, unresolved past.
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Different but enthralling
The development of Stanley Peke from what appeared to be an elderly frail man to one who, when his life and possessions were under threat, drew on all his resources from way back as a young Polish boy escaping the Nazis
I enjoyed it all but once Nick the Thief decided he wanted the goods back I knew the story would become more of a thriller
Christopher Lane's performance brought the words alive. He put so much feeling into portraying Peke, and was amazing when describing Peke's confusion between the present day and back in the war
No it certainly didn't make me laugh or cry but it did make me feel sad for Peke's ordeal as a child
This is the first book I have listened to by Jonathan Stone and I will now look out for any more by him. An entertaining and different type of story with gripping storyline