In the early 1990s, soon after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Matthew Robins, who is grieving the sudden loss of his lover, travels to Eastern Europe to claim an inheritance from a great-uncle. He discovers a world that is strange and oddly compelling. After facilitating a romance between his new friend Olga and her beloved Nina, he becomes smitten with a young local. At Olga's urging, he uses part of his inheritance to open a gay cafA, runs afoul of the local authorities, and has to be rescued by his estranged brother. But perhaps his most startling and moving discovery is a series of journals in his uncle's apartment, a thinly-veiled fictional account of a lifelong love affair between two men, a romance that survives war, genocide, and decades of Soviet repression.aThata#39;s how perfectly good hearts get broken beyond repair, a I advised him. ... Leaving Olga and Alexei in charge of renovations for a few days, we hopped into Janusza#39;s ancient Fiat 600, which hea#39;d found abandoned on the side of a road and anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Bold Strokes Books Inc - 2014-11-01|