Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

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Wave of Terror by Theodore Odrach
This panoramic novel hidden from the English-speaking world for more than 50 years begins with the Red Army invasion of Belarus in 1939. Ivan Kulik has just become Headmaster of school number 7 in Hlaby, a rural village in the Pinsk Marshes. Through his eyes we witness the tragedy of Stalinist domination where people are randomly deported to labour camps or tortured in Zovty Prison in Pinsk. The author's individual gift that sets him apart from his contemporaries is the range of his sympathies and his unromantic, unsentimental approach to the sensual lives of females. His debt to Chekhov is obvious in his ability to capture the internal drama of his characters with psychological concision


TheBookGirl said...

This one sounds fascinating! I love reading historical fiction that is truly literary as well. I've put this one on my wish list. Great pick :)

Book Sake said...

This looks like it could be a great historical fiction read.

Lori said...

I hope that when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.