In this tale, the author relates of his travels and in particular the four voyages he undertook to renew his ties with the land of his Russian father who left and became an exile in the aftermath of the Revolution. Three of the trips involved Wanda his wife and they had a wonderful time of it. The last one did not include her because of an unforgiving illness. By the same token he found his roots in the Russian countryside and discovered the part of his soul he had missed for so long.
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