About the Book
The novel DEADLY PARADISE tells about obsessive love, hatred and the power struggle between the wealthy and powerful Blue Creek Condominium president, Mr. Robert Howards, and the simple, but attractive, Russian immigrant caretaker, Nina.
The book is set in a first class high-rise building in Pittsburgh, PA. It is the backdrop for the gripping and frantic story of Rob and Nina's relationship. Intertwined, as well, are the stories of the staff and residents who live in the building. The novel explores many human emotions as well as a variety of characters. The adventures in the narrative include: stories of immigrant life, a struggle with cancer, pure love as contrasted with horrible sadistic love, abuse and harassment.
The main dramaturgic line is the deep psychological tragedy and sufferings of a tyrannical man, who was a dictator ruling the kingdom of slaves. Rob finds his only true love in a woman from another culture, a different social class and a completely opposite character. But she keeps him at arms length and unconsciously completely ruined his kingdom which everyone hates and scares.
Nina doesn't rebel openly against the oppressive atmosphere, but seeks freedom and democracy in her own way, by living and enjoying her life and singing. She continues to be full of love for the whole world. In this way she wins people's affection and undermined Rob's power in the company. The story culminates when Rob shot Nina in the triumphal hour of her victory.
About the Author
Kate Valery was born in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory of Music and worked at the Russian State Radio as a music editor and as a correspondent.
Later, she spent her years full of adventure on four continents - Europe, Africa, Asia and America - and authored eleven books in Russian.
Choosing Canada as her new home and motherland, Kate Valery started to write in English and became the next English-writing Russian author after the famous Nabokov. Both her first books in English were published in 2007 Ð Stolen, (RoseDog Books, Dorrance. Pittsburgh, PA) and - Deadly Paradise (Trafford. Victoria, BC).
Now Kate Valery is residing in Edmonton, AB, and working on her third and fourth English books.