Sandy Pruel - a sixteen-year old ship boy serving on a third-grade cargo vessel, is approached by two strangers with an unusual offer. What begins as a daring prank, develops into a kaleidoscope of dazzling adventure, intrigue, unimaginable riches and romance.
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About the Author
Alexander Grin (1880 – 1932) is the pen name of Alexander Grinevky – one of the few representatives of romanticism and symbolism in Russian literature.
A dreamer since early childhood, Grin was driven by his love of travel and adventure all his life – from trying to run away from home and become a sailor to pouring his wanderlust into his fascinating and richly detailed books.
ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR
Maria K. is the pen name of Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova – a writer, translator, and blogger of Russian-Ukrainian decent. Maria came to the United States in 1994 as an impressionable 19-year old exchange student. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY).
Maria covers a wide range of topics from travel and fashion to politics and social issues. Her science fiction and fantasy works include Limited Time for Tomato Soup, The SHIELD, The Elemental Tales and others.
A non-fiction and science fiction writer in her own right, Maria is also a prolific translator of less-known works of Russian and Soviet literature into English. Her most prominent translations include her grandfather Vasily Kuznetsov’s Siege of Leningrad journals titled The Ring of Nine, and Thais of Athens – a historic novel by Ivan Yefremov. Both works quickly made their way into the top 100 Kindle publications in their respective categories and continue attracting consistent interest and acclaim from readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reading this tale by a master story-teller is much like disappearing down a Russian rabbit hole. It is classically atmospheric, lush in its descriptions and narrative prose, and featuring characters that are at once familiar and unexpected. Seldom have I read a story where *everyone* appears mad as the Mad Hatter, yet it resonates with an internal logic that will captivate and lure you into the mystery and the pull of needing to know ... what's going on and what happens next. This is a coming-of-age story with the intensely personal feel of a memoir written at a remove form the events as they unfold. If you like and admire Russian authors (and really why shouldn't you?), The Golden Chain will satisfy on many levels. And this is an excellent translation by Maria K.