Poland Characters

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Janko Buk

Janko Buk is a thirty-six-year-old farmer who led the farmer's protest movement in Poland. He is from the town of Bukowo and is the spokesman for the farmers of southwest Poland. As a result of labor gains in the cities by Solidarity, prices were higher, but the government kept the prices of food low to prevent civil unrest. As a result, the farmers were being hurt. Janko and his movement wanted a return to individual farming and an end to the black market and barter.

The grandmother of Janko was the great-grandmother of Bukowski. After the first day of meetings, Bukowski accompanied Buk to his home to meet Buk's wife and visit Buk's mother, whom he hadn't seen in forty years. The Buk's agreed to give Bukowski food in exchange for books.

As a result of the meetings, Buk becomes an overnight celebrity. He is flown to...

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