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Waiting for Stalin to Die
Guernica Editions, Spring 2017
198 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771831536
ISBN10: 1771831537
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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Fleeing Stalin's advance into Lithuania, shaken by communism and war, four refugees end up in Toronto in 1949. Vytas, a young doctor who gets into medical school by saving a child's life, is haunted by a lost love. Maryte, a seamstress whose affair with a German officer saved her half-witted brother, struggles to take care of him. Justine, a concert pianist raped during the war, strives to regain her ability to make music. Father Geras, an illegitimate child steered into the priesthood by family, finds purpose in guiding his exiled people. Trying to resume normal lives, longing for their country's freedom, they wait to go home.
He dreams of Vilnius. Night after night he dreams of the city which he left, though he did not wish to.

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