In 2004, Slavenka Drakulic, well-known author of How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed, Cafe Europa , S. - a novel about the Balkans , They Would Never Hurt a Fly, Frida's Bed, among others, had a successful kidney transplant in the USA. The kidney came not from a deceased person or a relative, but from an anonymous living donor. It is not very often that one finds oneself confronted with an act of such goodness. Why would a person decide to give a part of his or her body to a complete stranger without any reward? What kind of person is capable of bestowing a gift of life on a fellow human being? Are they "angels", as they are often called in the media, or simply ordinary people like the rest of us? Their stories are in this book.
Used availability for Slavenka Drakulic's Flesh of Her Flesh
February 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition