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Philipovna
Daughter of Sorrow
By (author): Valentina Gal
Valentina Gal

Imprint:

MiroLand - Hamilton

ISBN:

9781771833691

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
May 01, 2019
$25.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.67 in | 410 gr

Page Count:

285 pages
Guernica Editions
MiroLand
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
Philipovna: The Daughter of Sorrow is a creative non-fiction based on my mother's surviving the holodomor [the Ukrainian starvation] in the early 1930's. It is the story of an orphan who goes to live with her aunt in a rural village in the Ukrainian countryside. The aunt swears on her dead sister's Bible that Vera Philipovna, the daughter of a cobbler and seamstress from a small village in Chercassy, Ukraine will survive no matter what might befall the family. No one foresees the horrors that they will have to face between the fall of 1930 and the spring of 1933. In the end, out of a healthy extended family, only Philipovna, a cousin and the aunt survive. The acts of real savagery that are perpetrated on the village are unflinchingly narrated by a pre-pubescent girl, who also gives us a good grasp of the beauty and richness of the Ukrainian culture with its superstitions, customs and celebrations.

Gal has written a haunting, gut-wrenching account of her mother's life in Stalin's Ukraine. In carefully-measured prose, she recreates the daily lives of those who suffered -- and endured. -- James King, Professor at McMaster University.

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