"It is a chronicle that THE PAINTED BIRD, Jerzy Kosinski's third book (but his first on this subject), achieves its unusual power. It is the story of a little boy and his experiences in exile. Whether he wants it or not and despite his willingness to forgive, he serves as witness for the prosecution. One of the best. Written with deep sincerity and sensitivity, this poignant first-person account transcends confession and attains in parts the haunting quality and the tone of a quasi-surrealist tale. One cannot read it without fear, shame, and sadness."Kosinski, Jerzy N. is the author of 'Painted Bird', published 1995 under ISBN 9780802134226 and ISBN 080213422X.