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About David A. Woodbury
Publishing through DamnYankee.com, David A. Woodbury is a native American who also has putative aboriginal ancestry. He grew up in Allen County, Ohio, and Franklin County, Maine. Since 1977 he and his wife have made their home in Penobscot County, north of the 45th parallel. Their children and grandchildren all live in Maine as well. With diplomas in wildlife management and Russian language, his wage-earning career has been bracketed by military service as a Russian cryptanalyst in the ASA and self-employment as a Registered Maine Guide, active in fishing, hunting, and recreation. Visit ColdMorningShadow.com to find a Reading Guide, to request a PDF copy of the song, for some background about this book, and to discuss it. Email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org, even if only to say Hi. Go to DamnYankee.com to see all of his written work.
That's her perspective, anyway. What about his? Kolyek sees himself as a humble peasant aspiring to become a physician of modern ways. When an unconscious, injured woman lands literally at his doorstep he discovers that he is left no option but to take up the cause of two Greek holy men who also darken his door and cross the steppe with them and with the fugitive woman in pursuit of an elusive rendezvous. While Kolyek awakens to the Greeks’ advanced culture, becomes an unwitting hero in his near-fatal defiance of a nomadic chieftain, and decides whether he is a man to whom things happen or a man who makes things happen, the holy men discover in the humble peasant’s cottage the rudiments of what is now the Cyrillic alphabet.