A Chance to Live

[PDF] A Chance to Live | by ↠ Marina English - A Chance to Live, A Chance to Live A Chance to Live Book Description Eleonora is from a prosperous Jewish family in St Petersburg but they are reduced from riches to rags by the Russian Revolution of Luckily she meets an aspiring
  • Title: A Chance to Live
  • Author: Marina English
  • ISBN: 9781517386009
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] A Chance to Live | by ↠ Marina English, A Chance to Live, Marina English, A Chance to Live A Chance to Live Book Description Eleonora is from a prosperous Jewish family in St Petersburg but they are reduced from riches to rags by the Russian Revolution of Luckily she meets an aspiring musician marries him and is blessed with a son Felix She would do anything for her son and when he begins an illegal gay relationship with his soul mate Eugeny she is dA Chance t [PDF] A Chance to Live | by ↠ Marina English - A Chance to Live, A Chance to Live A Chance to Live Book Description Eleonora is from a prosperous Jewish family in St Petersburg but they are reduced from riches to rags by the Russian Revolution of Luckily she meets an aspiring
  • [PDF] A Chance to Live | by ↠ Marina English
    240 Marina English
A Chance to Live

About Author

  1. I was born and raised in the Soviet Union, and after graduating from secondary school, where I specialized in English language, I chose a linguistic career and went to university After completing my PhD I taught English for many years at a State University, during which time I also co authored two Russian English language books Only now, in my 50s, having retired from my job as Associate Professor of English Language, married, and moved to England am I able to devote my time and energy to writing The Chance to Live story evolved gradually, from its beginnings in 2008 when I wrote a short story for my son, who intended to adapt it as a script for use in a film project at his acting school in Hollywood However, I found the theme was just too intriguing for a short story, and became very involved with the characters and their plight What could happen to them I thought How could their lives develop I found it impossible to ignore these questions, and so the original short story blossomed into a complete novel I was very much absorbed with the theme of a family colluding to protect one of their number, whose nonconformist sexual orientation was something completely taboo in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia.The story is largely the product of my imagination but draws on my experience of life under the Soviet system, including anecdotal material provided by friends and relatives Also, with the fall of the Soviet Union many revelations became available about The Evil Empire , and I used some of these to fill in the plot in such a way that it is both a credible and compelling read.There are sequels planned, and they are currently at the plot outline stage, so watch this space.Contact the author marfuta30 yahoo

One thought on “A Chance to Live

  1. I actually wrote this book so it had to get 5 , but having said that I am proud of it and I think the plot compares well with any of the psychological thrillers available.This is not a typical thriller as the story is basically a family drama saga set in the harsh conditions in Russia following the revolution and right up to 1992 The problem is that devoted mother, Eleonora, seeks to protect her precious son when he begins an illegal gay relationship with a family friend, Eugeny In Soviet Russia [...]


  2. Very Intriguing This story line is filled with twist and turns I found it most appealing but one has to pay very close attention to the stated years at the beginning of each chapter, otherwise the story can become really confusing I rate this as a must read



  3. Most enjoyableCharacter development was well done The plot was different given the collusion of several people.I particularly liked the way everything came together


  4. An amazing book The language used is perfect for the fast moving and intricate story, with deeper characterization than is usual for a thriller.I know something of the grim conditions that most people in the USSR lived in under Stalin, etc and can empathize with the plight of the two main protagonists, who are gay at a time when this was totally taboo and savagely persecuted The complex solution adopted by the family seems to keep them ahead of the establishment, but can they really succeed Alth [...]


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