This novel chronicles a family's escape from the Communist regime to America during WWII. In May of 1931, Iwan and Petro’s world is spun into chaos. In a small Ukrainian village, the two brothers had lived a simple existence under the watchful eyes of their parents...until the day the dark cloud of the Communist regime put its stranglehold on the village. The brothers were forced to execute a deliberate act of defiance that would forever change their young lives. Talabarske is the American dream. It's a true story of perseverance, of finding the will to live, of discovering courage in the face of death...all against unimaginable odds.