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Friday, December 13, 2019

Read The World - Georgia - Flight From The U.S.S.R.

Book: Flight from The U.S.S.R.
Author: Data Turashvili
Pages: 144
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO

This is my 158th read for the year

The year is ticking away, and I am still going strong!  I hope to sneak in a few more books before the year ends.

This is based on the true story of several young men who were sentenced to death after they hijacked an airplane.  These Georgians were trying to escape the Soviet's rule of Georgia in the early 1980s.  They, along with the pregnant wife of one of the men, hijack the plane trying to get to Turkey.  They fail, are imprisoned, and executed.  The wife is sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment.  And many years after the men were executed, their families were still trying to find where they were buried.  

This is a pretty good book.  The author weaves together the back story of the young men, and what brought them to make this decision.  The book is very short, so it is just a skimmed over version of what I am assuming is a much more involved, indepth story.  We get a small insight on what drove these men to do what they did and what it was like living in Georgia under Soviet rule at that time.

I am glad I read it.  There were some typing errors in the book, but not many.  Knowing this is a translation, it didn't bother me. 

Stars: 3 1/2

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