This adventure/melodrama tells the story of a brilliant Russian named Michael Altantov, a journalist by profession, a politician by vocation. He was a passenger on the ill-fated ship. The rapid take-off of his career from the bottom to the very top at State Duma, and then to his crushing fall in Kolyma, Siberia, is recounted.
Michael's all-consuming love for a woman, a feeling that has survived all the hardships he has faced, forms the basis of the novel. The book speaks of love for his family, poetry, nature, and motherland.
The conflict between men and women, parents and children, and people and government are also explored. This powerful book is about love and hate, emigration, wrecked lives, and hopes for the future.
For the first time, a Russian's story of being on the Titanic is told. Events take place in Russia (Kiev, Moscow, Kolyma, Ekaterinburg), Ukraine, Poland, England, and the United States.
Nadezhda Ignatova (Надежда Игнатова) was born and grew in northern Russia, near Arkhangelsk. She is now retired and lives in Kiev, Ukraine.
Publisher's website: http://sbprabooks.com/NadezhdaIgnatova