The Sojourn

The Sojourn

Andrew Krivak

The Sojourn, finalist for the nationwide publication Award and winner of either the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and inaugural Chautauqua Prize, is the tale of Jozef Vinich, who was once uprooted from a 19th-century mining city in Colorado through a relations tragedy and returns along with his father to an impoverished shepherd’s existence in rural Austria-Hungary. while global struggle One comes, Jozef joins his followed brother as a sharpshooter within the Kaiser’s military, surviving a dangerous trek around the frozen Italian Alps and seize by means of a successful enemy.

A stirring story of brotherhood, coming-of-age, and survival, that used to be encouraged by way of the author’s circle of relatives heritage, this novel inspires a time while Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, and Germans fought at the comparable part whereas divided by way of language, ethnicity, and social classification within the such a lot brutal warfare so far. it's also a poignant story of fathers and sons, addressing the nice immigration to the USA and the will to stay the yankee dream amidst the unfolding tragedy in Europe.

The Sojourn is Andrew Krivak's first novel. Krivak is additionally the writer of A lengthy Retreat: looking for a non secular Life, a memoir approximately his 8 years within the Jesuit Order, and editor of The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902-1912, which bought the Louis L. Martz Prize. The grandson of Slovak immigrants, Krivak grew up in Pennsylvania, has lived in London, and now lives together with his spouse and 3 teenagers in Massachusetts the place he teaches within the Honors software at Boston College.

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