Dosha; Flight of the Russian Gypsies

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."

Product Details

  • Author: Sonia Meyer
  • Publication Date: 2010-11-30
  • Publisher: Wilderness House Press
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Wilderness House Press
  • Binding: Hardcover, 386 pages
  • Brand: Brand: Wilderness House Press
  • Features:
    • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 150L x 650W x 1000H
    • Weight: 145
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 910L x 610W x 140H
    • Weight: 145
  • List Price: $17.99
  • ISBN: 0982711514
  • ASIN: 0982711514

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