La lansarea a douăsprezece titluri semnate de Mihai Vişoiu care a avut loc la Centrul Socio-Cultural Jean Louis Calderon al Primăriei Sectorului 2, Bucureşti la data de 30 iunie 2015, domnul Robert Wileman a spus:
It was a pleasure and a great privilege to have been asked by Vasile Poenaru, the editor, not only to review the English edition of “Life with Wolves, Money, and Death” but also to introduce the book here to you today.
“Life with Wolves, Money, and Death” is a volume of short stories that exemplify the writer’s true gift as a story teller and shows he is a master in this genre.
This collection of expressive and original short stories will, I believe, intrigue and fascinate the readers, setting them to think deeply about life itself.
As an Englishman, as a foreigner, these truly amazing and insightful stories gifted me with a rare and enlightening glimpse into Romanian rural life during the early 20th century.
This glimpse encouraged me to understand and appreciate the daily lives, routines, values, work, emotions and social relationships of rural Romanians in times of war, and in times of peace.
I don’t pretend for a second that I have become an instant historian or expert on rural Romanian life, but this collection of short stories has given me great cause to consider more deeply the true dynamics and the daily trials, tribulations and emotions of rural peasants throughout Romania.
One of the short stories that stood out for me was Bread.
Bread takes place during the Great War, set on a battlefield, in a trench in no-man’s land: a lonely soldier, a son, slipping slowly into peace.