A young Jewish woman’s epic struggle to survive the 20th century's most pitiless decades, takes her and her children from romance-drenched Odessa to the Soviet Far East, and the bleakness of Jewish settlement life in Birobidzhan. At the heart of LAMENT stretch three years of war-time captivity, forced labor, and miraculous survival in the death trap that was Transnistria, Romanian-occupied Ukraine.
Richly detailed, deeply researched, and full of humor, Nostalgistudio’s inaugural title is a timely novel about women and family; of exile, war, prejudice, and the testing of humanity’s spirit by the ultimate challenges. The revised second edition includes a wide-ranging glossary.
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About the Author
With LAMENT: A SOVIET WOMAN AND HER TRUE STORY, author Liz Mackie launched Nostalgistudio, an independent publishing company for high-quality American writing. Three volumes deep into FAMEPUNK, her picaresque historical-fantasy novel set in the world of women’s tennis, she's also published a poetry collection (DUG FOR VICTORY: POEMS FROM RIP-TV), a travel novella called THE HAPPY VALLEY, and the on-line writings collected at www.liz-mackie.com. A long-ago graduate of Swarthmore College, she lives and works in New York City, and has climbed Breakneck Ridge with the kind help of friends.
Table of Contents
Part One: Odessa - Biribodzhan - Odessa
Part Two: Obodovka
Part Three: Odessa - Trans-Siberian - Birobidzhan - Teploye Ozero
A Note to Readers