In the spirit of Paul Theroux, Robert Isenberg takes us on an informative, spirited, and sometimes comic journey into the heart of the Balkans. You can’t finish this book without being moved by the landscape, the culture, and especially, the people Isenberg encounters
along the way. With the skill of a master storyteller, he creates a narrative that’s hard to put down, and when you’re finished, you are closer to understanding this “nervous string” of countries.
— Sheryl St. Germain