Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Gorgito's Ice Rink

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Title: Gorgito's Ice Rink
Author: Elizabeth Ducie
Publisher: Chudleigh Phoenix Publication
Pages: -
Expected Publication Date: November 17th, 2014
Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can the fulfilment of one promise make up for the failure to keep an earlier one?
When Gorgito Tabatadze sees his sister run off with a soldier, he is bereft. When she disappears into Stalin’s Gulag system, he is devastated. He promises their mother on her death-bed he will find the missing girl and bring her home; but it is to prove an impossible quest.
Forty years later, Gorgito, now a successful businessman in post-Soviet Russia, watches another young boy lose his sister to a love stronger than family. When a talented Russian skater gets the chance to train in America, Gorgito promises her grief-stricken brother he will build an ice-rink in Nikolevsky, their home town, to bring her home again.
With the help of a British engineer, who has fled to Russia to escape her own heartache, and hindered by the local Mayor who has his own reasons for wanting the project to fail, can Gorgito overcome bureaucracy, corruption, economic melt-down and the harsh Russian climate in his quest to build the ice-rink and bring a lost sister home? And will he finally forgive himself for breaking the promise to his mother?
This week's WoW is basically all about the story, I was browsing the Goodreads page and came across this book and when I read the blurb I'm immediately drawn to it. It's kind of a mixture of contemporary-historical fiction that I think will be very interesting, and it's in RUSSIA!!! (also there's ice skating!) I'm very interested to see how the story goes here...

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