By Barbara Sapergia
The significant personality, Taras Kalyna, has run clear of the Austrian military on the point of international struggle I, to persist with his love, Halya, to Canada. He can’t understand how demanding it is going to be to discover her back or that his seek can be interrupted via years in what a few have referred to as “Canada’s Gulag.” simply because Ukrainians come from Austrian-ruled territories, they are going to be classed as “enemy extraterrestrial beings” and restricted at the back of barbed twine in internment camps. now not each Ukrainian; the emphasis used to be at the unemployed, the political (such as union activists), and those that have been in somebody’s way.
The novel comprises type family. Halya’s formidable father will get her a role as better half to a wealthy lady, Louisa Shawcross. Louisa is the mummy 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 method. Ronnie denounces him to the police.
By the tip 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 previous country.
Storytelling is a vital aspect. to give an explanation for why he’ll by no means go back to the outdated nation, Taras starts off a story – approximately why he left – which lasts for many of the time in camp and is helping to maintain the men’s spirits.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 standpoint. We see him in St. Petersburg and somewhere else and we examine of his personal “internment” – his exile to jap Russia.