God's Buried Children
by Daniel Farcaș
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: July 31, 2014
Publisher: Daniel Farcas
Genre: Memoirs \ Survival
Print Length: 156 pages
Available from: Amazon
All earnings from God's Buried Children go to MyAmericanKids.com. This
true story is the journal of an orphan child born in Romania in 1980's
during Nicolae Ceauscu's communist regime, Daniel becomes a homeless
child on Bucharest streets and in the city underground sewers after he
runs away from the orphanage and lives through the 1989 Anticommunism
There are other stories tangled in the novel, an adopted child, a
child reunited with his father and a child killing his father and
grandfather who abandon him.
God's Buried Children by Daniel Farcas
We read about the suffering in other countries, we send money to feed the less fortunate, and believe we have done our job, but what about the children who are caught up in a brutal regime that doesn’t care about the lives of its most precious commodity? God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas, is not fiction, it is not ancient history, it is the story of his life in Romania as an orphaned child with no one to care for him accept his family of forgotten street urchins, who have gone underground to avoid beatings and worse.
After escaping the horrors of a state funded orphanage, young Daniel must beg, borrow or steal to survive. The one constant is the loyalty of his friends, they are his family and right or wrong they stand by his side. These children are cast off like old garbage, their deaths mean nothing, some go mad with the war and oppression all around them. Some reach to their god to save them, some begin to think they are god. Daniel’s saving grace was a young American girl risking her life to send basic human needs to the Romanians caught in the hell of politics and communism. It was her willingness to aid him, her budding romance with him, along with the help of his closest friend that changed his life forever.
Mr. Farcas has used his journal as a child to put his story together. It is NOT pretty, it is NOT easy to read, it is a nightmare far too heinous to believe, but it happened, it still happens and he is trying to raise awareness in hopes to save any child living in the hell he once knew.
This is not a precisely drawn out tale, it is sometimes chaotic and jagged, not quite fitting together in a neat little package. For me, this made it far more emotionally gripping and meaningful. Writing in a language that is not his mother tongue, he has told his tale from his very soul. To say I am moved, would be an understatement. To say these children, no matter what, were not heroes in their own right would be an injustice. Do I recommend reading this? Yes, any errors will melt away and become white noise.