78% done with They Were Counted

Banffy has a gift for not only describing a scene but then narrowing in on just a few details that also frame the whole image : the small child holding the apple surrounded by the scent of sawdust, or Adrienne’s face framed by dark curls, her eyes glowing like gems, all barely visible in the darkness and seeming to float in space as her entire body, unattainable to Balint, is hidden by the bedcovers.