By Barbara Sapergia
The imperative personality, Taras Kalyna, has run clear of the Austrian military on the point of international struggle I, to stick to his love, Halya, to Canada. He can’t know the way difficult it is going to be to discover her back or that his seek might be interrupted by means of years in what a few have known as “Canada’s Gulag.” simply because Ukrainians come from Austrian-ruled territories, they are going to be classed as “enemy extraterrestrial beings” and constrained at the back of barbed twine in internment camps. no longer each Ukrainian; the emphasis used to be at the unemployed, the political (such as union activists), and those who have been in somebody’s way.
The novel comprises classification relatives. Halya’s formidable father will get her a task as spouse to a wealthy lady, Louisa Shawcross. Louisa is the mum of Ronnie Shawcross, Taras’s boss on the small-town brick plant, and he falls in love with Halya. Taras turns into someone in his means. Ronnie denounces him to the police.
By the top of the tale, Taras and Halya do come jointly back. Taras has come to like the southern Saskatchewan panorama and increases horses just like the one he observed in a dream as a tender guy within the outdated country.
Storytelling is a crucial point. to provide an explanation for why he’ll by no means go back to the previous kingdom, Taras starts a story – approximately why he left – which lasts for many of the time in camp and is helping to maintain the men’s spirits. one other personality, Myro, a instructor, tells tales in regards to the nice nineteenth century Ukrainian poet and patriot, Taras Shevchenko. In those tales the narrative strikes to the poet’s perspective. We see him in St. Petersburg and in different places and we research of his personal “internment” – his exile to japanese Russia.