“Jordan’s book shines when offering intriguing facets of the cultures and characters that Alexander encounters. Lively details include Russian traditions such as an Eastern Orthodox Easter and the inherently odd juxtaposition of a boy with Russian roots growing up in California … this multicultural tale creates a complex web of relationships … the narrative should leave readers curious about the fates of the people Alexander meets on his serpentine journey.” –– Kirkus Reviews
Alexander adored his mother, Tatiana, an exotic and magical woman. Tatiana’s imagination kept her past at bay until insanity—the Russian wolves— took her and unleashed Alexander’s mental breakdown. Although Alexander inherited many of Tatiana’s gifts, he wonders if Tatiana’s bequest includes insanity. Alexander sees himself as fragile; confronting Tatiana’s past is a daunting task. Ignoring Tatiana’s gifts, Alexander has become an international banker and leads a comfortable life in San Francisco. However, he is blackmailed over an unconventional relationship and loses his job while piecing together Tatiana’s suicide and family secrets. An ex-lover is dying of AIDS and offers Alexander his business, an art dealership that Alexander would love. Will he withstand the gales that are sweeping through his life? Will he atone for his past dishonesty and be reconciled with those he loves? Or will he too succumb to the Russian wolves?
“There is, for me, a first test of any novel. Do I want to turn to the next page and keep reading it? After reading the first 83 pages of Tatiana and the Russian Wolves, I can say 'Stephen Evans Jordan knows how to write and how to tell a story.'” –– Jim Lehrer, journalist, author, and former news anchor of PBS NewsHour
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