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  1. Dosha; Flight of the Russian Gypsies
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  2. Dosha; Flight of the Russian Gypsies

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In 1956 Khrushchev s Thaw triggers the Hungarian Revolution and upheaval in the Soviet Empire. During Khrushchev s first state visit to Helsinki, Dosha, star rider of the Soviet Dressage Team and her horse defect with the help of local Gypsies. The novel follows the life of Dosha, a Gypsy in disguise. It offers unique insight into the tribal life of nomadic Gypsies, who under Stalin joined partisans fighting Nazi invaders, only to face entrapment during Khrushchev s Thaw. By then Dosha and her talented circus horse have been drafted into the dressage team in Leningrad. Navigating political intrigue, narrowly escaping discovery by the KGB, she enters a love forbidden to Gypsy women. One goal remains uppermost in her mind leading her tribe and her horse to freedom in the West.
 
Discoveries:  A Kircus Service:   "Meyer's writing is crisp and speedy, crackling with sharp metaphors and rich descriptions."

Julia Ann Charpentie,Foreword Reviews: "Edgy, entertaining, and filled with political stratagem, even a jaded fan of novels set during the Soviet era will not be disappointed. Indeed, Meyer's knowledge and research shine on every page." 

Dorothy Morkis, US Olympic Dressage Rider: "The brilliance with which Sonia Meyer portrays both the magical connection between a horse and rider performing the intricate movements of dressage, and the intuitive love and feeling are to my mind unsurpassed in fiction."

Rene Schwiesow, Massachusetts poet and writer, co-host of Plymouth's Art of Words:   "There is richness to her images, depth in her characters, and fluidity in her narration."

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Sonia Meyer
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: Wilderness House Press
EAN
9780982711514
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0982711514
Label
Wilderness House Press
Manufacturer
Wilderness House Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
386
PublicationDate
2010-11-30
Publisher
Wilderness House Press
Studio
Wilderness House Press
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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