Adam Yamey made many visits to Yugoslavia over a period of more than 20 years. He criss-crossed the country from the caves of Slovenia to the peaks of Mount Trebević in Bosnia, from the lake at Mljet to that in Ohrid, from the ramparts of Dubrovnik to the Kalemegdan in Belgrade, from Marshal Tito's birthplace in Kumrovec to Albania's in Prizren. During his travels, he stood in the footsteps of Archduke Ferdinand's assassin Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo and those of Emperor Diocletian in Split, ate Chinese food in Novi Sad and lamb offal at Rtanj, and played Scrabble with Yugoslavs in Serbia.
In this profusely illustrated, idiosyncratic and affectionate trail of memories, the author describes the friendships that he made with Yugoslavs all over the country, and how these led to his deeper understanding and love for their country.
As the years passed, the author began noticing small things, which made little sense at the time, but later turned out to be portentous. These were early signs of the troubles that were to lead to the disintegration of Yugoslavia soon after the author's last visit to the country in 1990.
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