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Erma Odrach

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Toronto, Canada



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I am a writer/translator living in Toronto, Canada. At present, I am focusing my attention mostly on translating the works of my late father, Theodore Odrach. I have opted to act as his voice on Goodreads.
Wave of Terror, published by Academy Chicago Publishers, imprint of Chicago Review Press, is my father's first novel to appear in English: Stalin has just come to power, the world has turned up-side down, and there's tyranny at every corner. Wave of Terror provides a microcosmic examination of the new Soviet order at the start of WWII. (Available most places online or check out your local library.)


-"Theodore Odrach is that rare thing, a political novelist who is also an artist of the first rank." -Times Literary

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Wave of Terror
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Death Pits (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: It's the start of WWII. The Red Army seizes the town of Kovel in 1939 (then a part of eastern Poland) and "as if overnight atrocities begin to occur." This is an eye-witness account. By Theodore Odrach.
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Description: An NKVD man and a girl

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"I read it in school. However, it is a novella that reappears over and over again in reading and discussion literature. I reread it a couple of times over the years. Very powerful. "
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