Dosha; Flight of the Russian Gypsies
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."
- Author: Sonia Meyer
- Publication Date: 2010-11-30
- Publisher: Wilderness House Press
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: Wilderness House Press
- Binding: Hardcover, 386 pages
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 910L x 610W x 130H
- Weight: 145
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 910L x 610W x 140H
- Weight: 145
- List Price: $17.99
- ISBN: 0982711514
- ASIN: 0982711514