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Letters to Phoenix Paperback – September 24, 2014
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About the Author
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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The premise sounded simple enough, but I worried I wouldn't find much to relate to within this new and unfamiliar novella by Julie Deshtor. I am gratefully past those roller coaster teenage years. I've never been much of a social deviant and never been sent to a correction facility...at least not yet. But I was surprised at how quickly I found myself immersed by the well-crafted story, poetry, and characters --- whose threads were woven by love, loss, fear, coercion, and the heavy hand of fate (life). Throughout reading this book (and after), I asked myself, "How would I be changed or how have I been change by my own life experiences?" And a book that challenges the reader look inward, to think, and ask hard questions is definitely worth reading and re-reading.
The story ran deep into my soul. A well written novelette drawing from a well of teenage angst and pain.
The poems drawing chills that ran up my spine reminding me of days long since past.