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Viktor Shel, 2013 - Fiction - 436 pages
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Young Oksana and Leonid met in far Railroad station the first year of the Great Patriotic War (2-d World War). Oksana was daughter of exiled to Bashkiria Ukrainian peasants. Leonid was from Jewish family evacuated from Odessa, Ukraine. Young people decide to start a family after the war. War has separated them for a while. After the war in 1945, they create a happy family, get an education and get a job. It seems that everything for this family had settled. The life confronts them with the problems typical of the Soviet Union. Brought up in a deep faith in the justice of the Soviet system, Oksana and Leonid slowly had loosed that faith. After the death of Leonid Oksana and her son Roland come to think about emigration from the USSR. They had achieved this task. The novel describes in detail how in spite of the propaganda the family of Oksana comes to the conclusion that the Communist Party is leading the country wrong way and will come to a standstill. The novel contains a detailed life of a whole generation of Soviet intelligentsia, and their struggle for existence and gradual change in their ideology. The events in the novel have a historical basis, and the characters were copied from real people. The novel gives detail description of the process of obtaining permission to leave the Soviet Union and the experience of those who dare to take this step. In the last part of the novel describes life Oksana family as new immigrants to the United States. The novel describes in detail hardships Oksana and Roland need to overcome to achieve success in their new homeland.

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Оксана 1942 год
Оксана 1943 год
Первые годы после войны
Годы учёбы 1 15
Граждане второго сорта
Будни пятидесятых
В раздумье
Римские каникулы
Первые шаги

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About the author (2013)

I was born in Odessa. After I successfully completed a degree at the Polytechnic Institute I worked as an engineer in the machine tool industry in Odessa. In 1979 I moved to the U.S. and worked as an engineer for the company specialized in development and manufacture of the equipment for the semiconductor industry. During all my life I love to hear stories about people's lives. Some day I would like to put these stories on paper. And my dream comes true I start to write my novels in 1998. I use my native Russian language for my writing. In 2003 I wrote my novel Oksana. I described Oksana's family history from 1942 to 1995, from small railroad station in Bashkortostan (Russia) to San Francisco. Oksana was published in 2007 by Trafford Publishing. I wrote a few stories about the lives of my generation people. In 2006 I published eight short stories in East - West newspaper. They are about people of my age. In 2007, I published a collection of short stories in book "Childhood of Vilen" by the same publishing house. In these, my stories you will not find murderers, crimes, supernatural phenomena, which the modern literature is full of. My heroes - ordinary people like you and me. Their life is full of the same challenges and experiences that we all are concerned. Novel "Milk River" was written in 2007. It introduced reader to an adventure of a woman who came to work in the States. She had found here success, and happiness. Story "Lyovushka" describes the adventures of a Jewish boy who traveled through the Crimea in the 80s of the 19th century in search of his mother. The Story is based on the real life of my grandfather. Both novels published in the book "Milk River" in 2009. (OutskirtsPress publishing) In 2008 I became interested in the role of Jewish pirates in the fight of Turkish corsair Barbarossa against Emperor Charles V in the XVI century. Based on this material I wrote historical adventure novel, "Sharp fangs sheep." The book was published in 2011.

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