After Pentecost by Richard Bankowsky
Approx. 110,930 words.
Published on November 20, 2010.
In 1945, an eighteen-year-old U.S. Military Police Corporal in Germany fell in love with a beautiful Polish DP twice his age called Magda. Seven months later, he received a telegram from home reading, "Darling, Your Uncle Groszek and I were married this morning, Love Magda," and another two days later, unsigned, reading, "Congratulations your Old Man and mine killed themselves fighting over her."