January 1, 2008
January 1, 2008
This remarkable 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 labor camps or tortured in Zovty Kazarny prison in the center of Pinsk. Ivan struggles to make sense of this new world, learning the politics of survival in the emerging Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic and trying to sort out his personal life. His passion for Marusia, a green-eyed, unpredictable young woman, is a theme throughout the book.
A peculiar blend of farce and nightmare, WAVE OF TERROR takes a darkly humorous look at the occupation of Belarus by the Soviet Union in 1939. Amidst bizarre authoritarian mandates (for example: all school courses must be taught in Russian even though none of the teachers know the language) and the constant threat of being sent to labor camps, Ivan Kulik, an educator, falls in love with the slightly daft Marusia Bohdanovich, who has, unfortunately, also attracted the amorous attention of a sadistic police lieutenant.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Conflicts + Dualities, Politics
- Language: English
- Author: Theodore Odrach
- Online Item #: 12208780
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-4635
- ISBN: 9780897335621
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported