“One needs to die in his mother land,” the old man whispered, putting his legs on a stone. Back on the beach, he tied the stone with strong hempen ropes. Now he needed to attach his feet to these ropes. For this purpose, he chose a thin nylon twine that was easier to push under the hemp. The sun was rapidly setting. He needed the light of the slanting beams to handle this work, and not to do it by touch. He passed the twine under the hemp, then wound the end around his right ankle, stretched the cord, and again passed it under the rope. He did this until he tied it around his leg thirteen times. He chose the number thirteen because this number appeared in his life many times, and for him, it was lucky. It is difficult to explain why he decided to make it so. He was neither a superstitious nor a devout person. He simply decided to do so—that’s it. When the right leg was firmly attached, he started on the left. This business went more quickly because he already gained some experience. About ten minutes later, the left leg was attached to the stone. He fastened the end with a sea knot. The rest of the cord he cut off and threw out into the sea.
Janna Yeshanova (2012-10-02T04:00:00+00:00). Love Is Never Past Tense... (Kindle Locations 1588-1597). eBookIt.com. Kindle Edition.
The events described in the book occur amidst complicated changes
in the political and economic system of the former Soviet Union. In
this period of great turmoil, for the country and the people, a period
of many broken destinies, the book weaves its story within the
discord of the country. Fear is growing, an animal fear. There
remains only one way, emigration. This is the same thing as
evacuation without bombing and without the ability to come back,
the author writes. You cannot give a better definition. The rest you
need to read. Because of this, the book delivers multifaceted,
versatile content in huge volume to the reader’s range of vision. In
some special moments, the author makes us breathless, frantic with
worry, and hoping to relax if a satisfactory solution of the situation
Love Is Never Past Tense... was published first in Russia and Ukraine
in 2009, and is now available in English. It is a fascinating,
adventurous, historical romance based on a true story.