Curse of Russia
About the Book
In Russia, at night, a despairing young woman of royal blood runs away from her husband’s rich estate, carrying her baby in her arms, to a new life as an artist (1896)… In California, on a playground, a 10-year-old girl calls on her cell-phone 911, trying to save her dying grandmother’s life (2006)… One hundred-and-ten years separate these two events; one hundred-and-ten years of one Russian family, seen from a child’s perspective. In the little girl’s eyes is reflected the whole portrait of Russia in the 20th century – the historical moments, life style, traditions, mentality, and fates of its people – like one shiny raindrop can sometimes reflect the whole world. Curse of Russia is a page-turner book, with subtle dramaturgic line and amazing real, living characters.
About the Author
Kate Valery is a professional Canadian writer and journalist. She used to edit the newspaper ACCENT in 1999-2000 and was involved on regular bases in publishing her poems and novels in newspaper NASHA GAZETA in Canada. Two books by Kate Valery, Stolen and Deadly Paradise, were published in 2007. Curse of Russia is her third book, written on the special advice of world famous Canadian author, President of Canadian Writer’s Union, Camilla Gibb. Now Mrs. Valery is residing with her family in San Francisco.