Elena Linden is three years old when her violinist father, Franz,
forms an orchestra and contracts to play dinner and dance music in
a hotel in Bombay, India. The Linden family-Franz, his wife, Marta,
and their six children-leave Bucharest, Romania, in 1901 for a
gypsy life in the exotic locales of Egypt, India, Singapore, and,
finally, Siam. As the children mature, Franz incorporates them into
the orchestra. Elena's adventures as she grows up in these tropical
climes, her family relationships, and a romance with an Italian
architect are menaced by the approaching World War I. Being of
German nationality, Franz decides to leave British Singapore and
takes his family and orchestra to Siam. Soon, however, Siam also
declares war on Germany. The family is torn asunder as they become
prisoners of war, sent to internment camps in India and Australia.
The fate of the Lindens is revealed humorously, lovingly, and with
pathos in this entertaining and suspenseful novel.
Tannenbaum Publishing Company
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