Author(s): Suzanne Pincevic
Embittered by Tito's communist dictatorship that enslaved his country after World War II, Gaspar is compelled to risk his life by escaping across the Adriatic to the "West". In his search for a better future in a stable country his attempts to escape Yugoslavia are thwarted at every turn. When his last attempts almost fails he is plucked from a watery grave to find sanctuary in Italy where he encounters romance, but also deep frustration. He migrates to Australia but cannot escape the Yugoslav Secret Agents - or the ghost of Tito when Yugoslavia blows apart and his beloved Dubrovnik is bombed.