Wave of Terror

Wave of Terror Publishers Weekly Odrach s delightfully sardonic novel about Stalinist occupation is rich with history horror and comedy This panoramic novel hidden from the English speaking world for than years

  • Title: Wave of Terror
  • Author: Theodore Odrach Erma Odrach T.F. Rigelhof
  • ISBN: 9780897335621
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publishers Weekly Odrach s delightfully sardonic novel about Stalinist occupation is rich with history, horror and comedy This panoramic novel hidden from the English speaking world for than 50 years begins with the Red Army invasion of Belarus in 1939 Ivan Kulik has just become Headmaster of school number 7 in Hlaby, a rural village in the Pinsk Marshes ThrPublishers Weekly Odrach s delightfully sardonic novel about Stalinist occupation is rich with history, horror and comedy This panoramic novel hidden from the English speaking world for than 50 years begins with the Red Army invasion of Belarus in 1939 Ivan Kulik has just become Headmaster of school number 7 in Hlaby, a rural village in the Pinsk Marshes Through his eyes we witness the tragedy of Stalinist domination where people are randomly deported to labour camps or tortured in Zovty Prison in Pinsk The author s individual gift that sets him apart from his contemporaries is the range of his sympathies and his unromantic, unsentimental approach to the sensual lives of females His debt to Chekhov is obvious in his ability to capture the internal drama of his characters with psychological concision.

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      For information on Theodore Odrach, please visit the profile of his daughter translator, Erma Odrach author show Theodore Odrach is author of the novel Wave of Terror, published by Academy Chicago Publishers Stalin has just come to power, the world has turned up side down, and there s tyranny at every corner.Wave of Terror provides a microcosmic examination of the new Soviet order at the start of WWIIAISE FOR Wave of Terror Theodore Odrach is that rare thing, a political novelist who is also an artist of the first rank Times Literary Supplement Odrach s delightfully sardonic novel about Stalinist occupation of Belarus that began in 1939 is rich with history, horror and comedy Publishers Weekly It calls to mind, afresh, nighmare images of Orwell s 1984 and Solzhenitsyn s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Odrach s work has a similar and in some ways even a greater power Winnipeg Free Press Wave of Terror is news that stays news and should be on the shelves of libraries where patrons care about the world beyond their immediate ambit Library Journal He has almost a journalistic eye for the story he wants to tell I felt he was in the same league as Alexander Solzhenitsyn Alberto Manguel, Globe and Mail Compared to Solzhenitsyn and Orwell for his journalistic storytelling abilities, Odrach has a terse, compact style Russian Life Check out book review in The Black Sheep Dances by Amy Henryeblacksheepdances 20ABOUT THEODORE ODRACHBorn March 13, 1912 near Pinsk, Belarus at that time a part of Czarist Russia , Odrach s family name was Sholomitsky At age 9, after committing a petty offense, Odrach was sent by Polish authorities who then controlled the area to a reform school in Vilnius, Lithuania After serving his time, doing odd jobs around town, he enrolled in the Stefan Batory University now Vilnius University , where he earned a degree in ancient history and philosophy.With the Soviet invasion of Vilnius in 1939, Odrach fled and returned to his native Belarus, landing a position as headmaster of a grammar school outside of Pinsk Denounced by the Soviets, he then headed south to Ukraine, where he edited several underground newspapers Still pursued by the Soviets and ultimately forced into hiding, Odrach managed to escape by way of the Carpathian Mountains He traveled across Europe, and in 1953 settled in Toronto, Canada There he authored several novels and books of short stories in the Ukrainian language, all of which were published in Buenos Aires, New York, Toronto, and Winnipeg His daughter, Erma Odrach, is translating his works into English For information on Theodore Odrach see Erma Odrach s profile on , theodoreodrach, or.

    156 thoughts on “Wave of Terror

    • 3.5 starsThis book is a fictionalized account of real events witnessed and/or experienced by the author himself.In 1939, Stalin's Red Army ousted the Polish capitalist oppressors from the Ukraine. They annexed Ukraine to Belorus, making it part of the emerging USSR. At first the Ukrainians were happy, believing the propaganda and thinking Communism would bring them a better standard of living. They very soon found out that the new regime was far worse than the old one. This is a story of that tr [...]


    • I found this book fascinating. I'm not often attracted to historical novels beceause I find they have more historical facts than they do fiction. This book was a pleasant surprise. Wave of Terror is rich with moving scenery and a bevy of interesting and always not so nice characters. It is not only filled with black farce and horror, but provides a clear picture of the Soviet political apparatus. Wave of Terror is worth a read.


    • Historical fiction has been enjoying growing readership in recent years, and I count myself among that readership. I became aware of Wave of Terror on and quickly added it to my reading list.Partially autobiographical, Wave of Terror tells the story of Ivan Kulik, headmaster of a grammar school near Pinsk, in Ukraine, during the years Stalin was coming to power in Russia. Like the author, Theodore Odrach, Kulik, too, was an unruly child who, after committing a petty offense, spent time in a ref [...]


    • This book gives one of the clearest descriptions of oppression under the Soviet/Stalinist system I've ever read. It's accessible in a way you almost don't want it to be because it brings it all so close. It's beautifully written (and translated by the author's daughter), with full characters in palpable situations, most dangerous, some not. There's horror and there's humor. It's vivid.Even though it covers a lot of territory, it's an intimate story, personal. It covers an interesting time in Ukr [...]


    • Ivan Kulik, newly appointed village school headmaster, chronicles the events of 1939 in Hlaby, his village in the Pinsk Marshes - a region straddling the border between Ukraine in the south and Belorussia in the north. "Wave of Terror" is an extraordinary story, a social portrait of a community struggling to survive in the face of constantly mounting and increasingly violent Soviet interference in the lives of the villagers. By focusing on one village and a limited group of primary characters, T [...]


    • NO SPOILERS!Finished: My concluding thoughts on this novel, which actually is very close to a memoir, become a single question - how would YOU feel to live your life never knowing whom to trust? Think about it. You can trust NOBODY The dialogue strikes me more as being the text of drama, rather than that of a novel. Very unsettling!Through Page 232: I am a member of the group Historical Fictionistas, which is great! We have threads where we "Share A Blurb". There is one where you pick a paragrap [...]


    • Talk about a timely book! This novel is based on Theodore Odrach’s own life when Stalin’s Red Army came in to power in Belarus. Given that Belarus is very much in the news this week, with the controversy over recent elections and the beating and deportation of several journalists, it seems that a glimpse at its history is appropriate.I know of several people who have read Wave of Terror recently, and all were moved by it because of how revealing the novel is about resilience, fear, and coura [...]


    • Recently, I decided to focus upon reading great but lesser known masters of repressed writers from the Soviet Union during the time of Lenin and Stalin. Since some of the finest writing was considered to be critical of Soviet leadership, many beautifully written masterpieces have only fairly recently come to see the light of day. Of course, Solzhenitzyn has been recognized for his trials on the gulag with the Nobel Prize but there are many other genuinely great and supremely gifted writers of th [...]


    • This is a tale of life in the Ukrainian-Belorussian borderland of 1939, under the new, but already festering regime of Joseph Stalin. Ivan Kulik has been recently appointed the headmaster of a school in a small provincial village, seemingly far from the reach of the new government. The author loses no time in bringing his characters to life. In deceptively simple prose, we are introduced to the villagers and gently drawn into their lives, only to find the darkness within. We are rewarded with de [...]


    • I really was happily surprised by this book. The title makes it seem frightening and the subject matter likewise, but the author actually keeps it pretty light (considering what we know of Soviet Communism). Here is a year in the life of a provincial (yet over-qualified) schoolteacher. The character of Ivan Kulik is a solid, trustworthy hero, not only with other characters but with the reader. The entire plot depends on his unwavering, though sometimes brash, attitude. The other characters are j [...]


    • "Wave of Terror", by Theodore Odrach, is a wonderfully scripted novel of the Russian occupation of Belarus in 1939. Most people are aware of the plight the Jews had as a result of the Nazis', but many are probably unaware of the plight of the people of Belarus, by the Red Army. People were taken from their homes in the middle of the night, never to be seen nor heard from again. Does that sound familiar? I was completely captivated by the story, and thanks to Erma Odrach, and her ability and will [...]


    • Wave of Terror is a novel about the effects of the Soviet invasion of Belarus in 1939 on a small Ukrainian village in the Pinsk marshes as seen through the eyes of a young school teacher named Ivan Kulik. Liberated from their uncaring Polish landlords, the village is first happy, but later finds they are faced with an even worse threat from Stalinist oppression. Originally written in Ukrainian and published as Voshchad' (Incipient dawn) in Toronto in 1972, this edition was translated into Englis [...]


    • I had been looking forward to reading this book and the blurb read well but for me this book was a big let down. I love historical fiction and expecially books on Russia and Stalin and was really looking forward to learning about the Soviet Invasion of Belarus but felt that this book had very little political facts and concentrated more on the story about the people of a small village and and how they adapted to the invasion but for me this book needed more information and a better plot.I did no [...]


    • Wow. That's what I say. I am amazed that a book written more than fifty years ago could be so relevant and thought provoking today. I am blown away and a little sad that there isn't more of his work to enjoy. You can read my full review here: examiner/examiner/x-48Thank you Erma, for sharing your father's work with us. I'm glad you did.


    • For my full review, please visit Casual Debris.Wave of Terror is an unusual mixture of comedy and Soviet horror, dealing with the opening months of the Soviet occupation of a rural area in Ukraine in 1939. We follow the Soviet usurpation primarily through the experiences of two disparate villagers, the school headmaster Ivan Kulik and the pretentious young Maria Valentynovna. In its episodic format we are introduced to many diverse characters and witness a wide array of scenarios, from the comic [...]


    • Author Theodore Odrach paints a picture of the Stalinization process. The setting is Hlaby, a village on the Ukrainian-Belorussian border. The book portrays the life and concerns of everyday townspeople. One needs a milk cow, others want to re-connect with distant family, others want passionate bedroom romps and some (including some rompers) want the status of party bestowed titles. Ivan Kulik, the town's head school master and main character merely wants to survive. He'd like to have a love int [...]


    • `Wave of Terror', written by Theodore Odrach and translated by his daughter Erma, depicts the lives and circumstances of people living in the village of Hlaby. It is located in the Pinsk marshes on the Belarus/Ukrainian border and the year is 1940, the beginning of World War II. A strong Russian presence can be felt throughout the region and Kulik, the headmaster of Hlaby School, observes the goings-on between the locals and the Russian authorities. Almost from the first page, the reader is draw [...]


    • In this dark and terrifying novel depicting the brutal Stalinist takeover of Belarus in 1939, Theodore Odrach somehow manages to be funny. It’s no small feat to leave your reader feeling both harrowed and amused, but Odrach does it again and again, reminding me (as he does others) of Anton Chekov. His prose is similarly plain. He isn’t out to wow you with the poetry of his words, and so the impact of the story may catch you unawares. As Winston Churchill said—and he was in a position to kn [...]


    • Being a fan of historical fiction, I was pleased to receive this book as part of the giveaway program. Since most books I have read about WWII have been centered in Germany or England, I had looked forward to learning more about the lesser known Soviet invasion of Belarus in this period of 1939-40. While I enjoyed the plot and writing style very much, I was slightly disappointed that it did not include as many details of the politcal point of view as I had hoped. (This is what made me choose a [...]


    • Wave of Terror is a quiet, vivid book that creeps up on you with a subtle, powerful voice. It is a small glimpse into a harsh past, but still shows the very human spirit that endures.The novel tells the story of Ivan Kulik, a school master in the Pinsk Marshes, Belarus at the time of the Soviet takeover of that area. It chronicles his experiences and those of his friends and neighbours as the Soviet machine slowly invades and insidiously reorders their lives.Wave of Terror is a literary novel, n [...]


    • It's been more than a week since I finished the book, and I'm reading another book now, but still my thoughts wander back to this beautifully written novel. I know it was based on the author's experiences under Stalin, and perhaps that is why, despite some very funny moments, there is an an overhanging sense of menace in nearly every breath. It's an almost ghostly threat, choking out the life of those who live in the village. Then at times the menace becomes all too real- sharp and evil and ofte [...]


    • Wave of Terror is a novel originally written in Ukranian and then recently translated by the authors daughter into English. The setting is the Russian invasion of Belarus in 1939 and specifically a small village in the marshlands of Pinsk. The best part of this novel is the portrayal of the people and their behavior as they struggle to adapt and survive under the Stalinist regime. The gem in this book is Ivan Kulik's character. Ivan is a character that captures the attention of the reader even t [...]


    • This is yet another book I've received free from (Hoorah!). It took me awhile to get into this book, due partially to my busy schedule. Though I am interested in Eastern European cultures, I don't really have a lot of knowledge about them. The politics of 1940s USSR play a major role in this fiction/memoir, and at times I felt a little lost. As I continued reading the story, however, the characters took on a greater role and I was pulled in. Marusia's tale was particularly captivating; I could [...]


    • This was a hard book to rate because it was very well-written and about an interesting topic (the soviet invasion of Belarus in 1940-41). So to just say I liked it, it was very good etc, sounds wrong. In fact, I don't think I am going to rate it for that very reason.The book focuses on a headmaster of a school in Belarus which has recently become part of Russia and the politics involved in that - the fact that the kids at the school don't speak Russian or Belorussian (they speak Ukranian), but t [...]


    • A depiction of the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics by the brutal Stalinists in 1939 is filled with trenchant observations of real people behaving realistically during times of real crisis. Theodore Odrach depicts the lives of rural peasants with sensitivity and an awareness both of their independent spirit and of their shared values.I enjoyed this book. I found it an engaging read and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about history.I recieved this book for free a [...]


    • This was a great book and I highly recommend it to anyone. The characters were great -- very real. Some you loved, some you hated and some you wanted to hate. Theodore Odrach captured the mood of the people -- I can't even imagine what they went through -- not knowing who to trust, what to say or whether you would be carted off in the dark of night, never to be seen again.Erma did a great job of translating the book to English -- I believe that she captured her father's story mood exactly.


    • I wasn't sure I would like this book but once I started to read it I was enthralled. It must have been horrifying to live through systematic government abuse of power. I can't imagine living in fear daily and seeing my friends and family being taken away and never heard from again. A man's quest for love is quietly woven into the story.This is a wonderful book about a horrible time in history.


    • I enjoy historical fiction so I was excited to receive "Wave of Terror" from First Reads. I dont know have a lot of knowledge of the Ukraine at this period of time, so I wasnt sure what to expect from the story.In the beginning I had trouble keeping all the characters straight in my head and because of that I had a hard time getting into it. Once I started to understand it a little better I enjoyed it much more.


    • We see the horrific effects of Stalins domination through the eyes of Ivan Kulik. The novel is a gripping read and provides the reader with a vivid and rich look into that awful time. I found the writing beautiful and fluid, and I highly suggest this book.


    • I'm studying Russian history in college. This book, though fiction, gives a real-life account of what it was like to live under Stalin's rule during WWII. It really was a reign of terror. Made me cry and even made me laugh (there's lots of dark humor). Loved the writing and all the detail.


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