Stephen Jordan - Tatiana and the Russian Wolves (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:00pm

Alexander adored his mother, Tatiana, an exotic and magical woman. Tatiana's imagination kept her past at bay until insanity -- the Russian wolves -- took her and unleashed Alexander's mental breakdown. Although Alexander inherited many of Tatiana's gifts, he wonders if Tatiana's bequest includes insanity. Alexander sees himself as fragile; confronting Tatiana's past is a daunting task. Ignoring Tatiana's gifts, Alexander has become an international banker and leads a comfortable life in San Francisco. However, he is blackmailed over an unconventional relationship and loses his job while piecing together Tatiana's suicide and family secrets. An ex-lover is dying of AIDS and offers Alexander his business, an art dealership that Alexander would love. Will he withstand the gales that are sweeping through his life? Will he atone for his past dishonesty and be reconciled with those he loves? Or will he too succumb to the Russian wolves?

Tatiana and the Russian Wolves follows the Russian Revolution’s reverberations into the 1980s as a young man confronts his mother’s journey from Russia to her suicide in San Francisco.

Stephen Jordan’s fiction is inspired from living overseas combined with a passion for history. He grew up in the Napa Valley in the 1950s in a family of readers—conversations often centered on books. Of his parents’ gifts, love of literature is his most cherished. Stephen discovered art history at Stanford and considered a career in the arts. He opted instead for international banking—with assignments in Southeast Asia and Africa. His short stories have been published in Ireland and in online journals. Stephen and his wife, Susan, reside in Elmhurst—just west of Chicago—with their cat Lucy.

 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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$14.99
ISBN: 9781948484107
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clovercroft Publishing - October 2018

Alexander adored his mother, Tatiana, an exotic and magical woman. Tatiana's imagination kept her past at bay until insanity--the Russian wolves-- took her and unleashed Alexander's mental breakdown. Although Alexander inherited many of Tatiana's gifts, he wonders if Tatiana's bequest includes insanity. Alexander sees himself as fragile; confronting Tatiana's past is a daunting task.