Across the Rift is a story of a family spread out across Europe and Africa during WWII. Written in Rhythmic Prose, this novel was a different glimpse into the War. Primarily set in Austria, with side stories in Africa and England, this story does not immerse you into the lives of the characters. Instead, the style of writing almost makes it seem as if you are viewing them through a thick pane of murky glass. At some points, the glass is almost thin enough to see the emotions of the characters, but it's always there separating you from their inner thoughts and motivations.
It's interesting to read a book that makes you feel that you are viewing it from the outside, and much better than history as written by the winners. Austria, a country blamed for supporting Hitler, is instead shown as it truly was... a country without a choice. Pretending to support Germany and yet supporting the resistance, the characters and the book are both caught in that void between truths where you don't always know if the common people are "good" or "bad". As you read the book, you may find that your preconceived emotions and beliefs change. Or perhaps this is the world as you see it. Since every reader will experience this novel in a different way, it's best to discover it for yourself.
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