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By Barbara Sapergia

ISBN-10: 1550505130

ISBN-13: 9781550505139

The primary personality, Taras Kalyna, has run clear of the Austrian military on the point of global battle I, to stick with his love, Halya, to Canada. He can’t understand how challenging will probably be to discover her back or that his seek could be interrupted by means of years in what a few have known as “Canada’s Gulag.” simply because Ukrainians come from Austrian-ruled territories, they are going to be classed as “enemy extraterrestrial beings” and restricted at the back of barbed twine in internment camps. now not each Ukrainian; the emphasis was once at the unemployed, the political (such as union activists), and those who have been in somebody’s way.

The novel comprises type family. Halya’s formidable father will get her a role as significant other to a wealthy girl, Louisa Shawcross. Louisa is the mummy of Ronnie Shawcross, Taras’s boss on the small-town brick plant, and he falls in love with Halya. Taras turns into someone in his method. Ronnie denounces him to the police.

By the top of the tale, Taras and Halya do come jointly back. Taras has come to like the southern Saskatchewan panorama and increases horses just like the one he observed in a dream as a tender guy within the outdated country.

Storytelling is a vital point. to provide an explanation for why he’ll by no means go back to the previous nation, Taras starts a story – approximately why he left – which lasts for many of the time in camp and is helping to maintain the men’s spirits. one other personality, Myro, a instructor, tells tales in regards to the nice nineteenth century Ukrainian poet and patriot, Taras Shevchenko. In those tales the narrative strikes to the poet’s perspective. We see him in St. Petersburg and somewhere else and we study of his personal “internment” – his exile to jap Russia.

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