The perfect beautiful and pitiless book about suffering in isolated provincial Hungarian villages.

Do You Find Most Books About Suffering in Isolated Provincial Hungarian Villages Neither Beautiful nor Pitiless Enough?

Do You Find Most Books About Suffering in Isolated Provincial Hungarian Villages Neither Beautiful nor Pitiless Enough?

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Nov. 14 2016 2:56 PM

Do You Find Most Books About Suffering in Isolated Provincial Hungarian Villages Neither Beautiful nor Pitiless Enough?

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The Hungarian village of Holloko, 2006.

Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images

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Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s culture department. He is writing a book called How to Be a Family and co-writing, with Isaac Butler, an oral history of Angels in America.