Part Fire, Part Water is a book of reporting from today's Balkan. The Balkan penninsula is not only where the Slovaks enjoy their holidays at their "Slovak sea", it is a complicated place where national tendencies have sizzled under the lid that marshall Josip Broz Tito had put and held on them with his dubious charm. His death in 1981 meant the end of an emporium. In the 1990's what was kept in place has come out and shown its ugly side - brutal fratricides, a war that took place right in front of our eyes. How is it possible that all those different nations have lived together for so long but in the end were not able to keep their brotherly and neighborly relationships alive?