American dreamers wake up in hell
"One of the depressing aspects of contemporary Russia is the adulation accorded by many Russians to Joseph Stalin. In The Forsaken, Tim Tzouliadis has not only written a particularly vivid and harrowing account of what Stalin's Terror meant to its victims, but has shown that the dictator and his system were no respecters of origin. The story uncovered by Tzouliadis is one both Americans and Russians might prefer to forget.
"It begins in the early 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression..."
Read the rest of my review of The Forsaken in the Independent here.