A novel of the Ukrainian famine of 1933
By Alexander Motyl
Publisher: Cervena Barva Press (Massachusetts), 4/9/2013
6" W x 9" H
Cover photo: Mark Hewko
Member Price: $16.20
Sweet Snow is set in the Ukraine in the winter of 1933. While a terrible famine rages in the countryside, the secret police are arresting suspected spies in the cities. A German aristocrat from Prussia, a Jewish communist from New York, a Polish diplomat from Lviv, and a Ukrainian nationalist from Vienna come to share a cell. As they are being transported, their van overturns and they are freed - to wander amidst the devastated villages, desolate landscapes, and frozen corpses. As they struggle to survive, they come to grips with the horror of the famine as well as with their own delusions, weaknesses, and mortality.