bonnie and clyde

by Antanas Sileika

Antanas Sileika’s third novel begins with a tense, cinematic scene in the Lithuanian city of Marijampole. The year is 1946, and Elena and Lukas, members of the Lithuanian resistance, have invited a group of senior Soviet officials to their engagement party. Once their guests are drunk, Lukas and Elena enter the room like Bonnie and Clyde, guns blazing. When the couple flees the scene, they leave Elena’s sister lying amid the carnage.
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