The White Guard Cycle (Russian Civil War)

He lived to forty. His life was cut short.
There is no grain of truth in those words.
He had lived through two wars, one government’s fall,
Three different famines, four opposing factions,
Six foreign countries and two real passions.
Add up those years – five hundred all in all.

                                                  (Nikolai Morshin)

About Julie Deshtor

Julie Deshtor grew up in the Soviet Union during the turbulent 90's, and moved to the United States shortly after the Soviet Empire collapsed in 1991. A bilingual author, Julie writes both fiction and poetry, as well as translating poetry and lyrics. She brings her rich cultural and life experienced to her fiction, exploring the psychological struggles of her characters with compassion and insight, as they navigate the murky waters of the modern society. Julie currently resides in Utah, USA. Her interests include art, world literature, zoology, anthropology and urban subculture
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