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On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, Avrora Kepler has released a new biographical novel which challenges modern history’s perception of life in Communist Eastern Europe, About The Victor of the Cold War and The Emperor’s New Clothes.
The End Of Communism
In her biographical novel, About The Victor of the Cold War and The Emperor’s New Clothes, Avrora Kepler takes the reader back to 1990’s eastern Europe and the end of communism.
Based on real events played out in fictitious settings, About The Victor of the Cold War and The Emperor’s New Clothes is told from the perspective of Raya, an eastern European girl who finds herself moving to and studying in America.
The story explores how Raya’s experiences and memories of her home country don’t reflect the life in Warsaw Pact Eastern Europe that she remembers, and the misconceptions that are spread in the retelling of modern history. From reading this novel, it is impossible not find your perceptions of life in communist Eastern Europe overturned.
About The Victor Of The Cold War And The Emperor’s New Clothes
Raya is a naïve but spirited girl growing up in Warsaw Pact Eastern Europe. As a young adult in the nineties, she buys a one-way ticket to the United States, eager to pursue opportunities away from Eastern Europe’s disintegrating society. What Raya discovers, however, is that the black and white polarity in Cold War Europe was just an illusion, and that one hemisphere is by no means better than the one she left behind.
Inspired by true events, About the Victor of the Cold War and the Emperor’s New Clothes is a fresh and bold exposition of one of the most defining periods of the twentieth century with a unique perspective on capitalism as the perfect economic solution to modern civilization’s prosperity. The book is also one girl’s quest for the truth amidst the noise of mass media and political doctrines, as she experiences life on both sides of the Iron Curtain, from one extreme ideology to another, in search for the answer to a utopian society.
Born in Eastern Europe, Avrora Kepler was in her teens at the time when the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union disintegrated and has retained vivid memories of life there in the nineties and late eighties.
“I believe that the topic presented in the book would be rather pertinent at the moment, following the most recent financial crisis, the economic rise of China and the increasingly growing influence of populism across the world,” said Avrora Kepler. “The text could also appeal to people who are looking for a unique perspective on capitalism as the perfect economic structure and solution to prosperity for our modern civilization.
“I would expect a potential reader cohort to be the generation of millennials who see themselves as economically disadvantaged and increasingly forced into debt and austerity when compared with the baby boomers and their predecessors in general.
“I think that the text could also prove to be interesting to any reader who is concerned with holistic quality of life and well-being of the society in general as opposed to pure materialism and corporate profitability. Furthermore, it could be thought-provoking to anyone who harbours curiosity about political, economic and social matters in Warsaw Pact Communist Europe during the eighties and the nineties of the twentieth century.
“I then went on to pursue a BA on scholarship in the USA and an MSc in the UK, before entering the world of investment banking in the early years of the first decade of the twenty-first century and experienced it during its apogee of opulence, proliferation and subsequent years of deterioration. I am a qualified management accountant and speak several languages, albeit at various levels of fluency and, for the love of mind-broadening and exploration of different perspectives, have travelled to more than 65 countries.”
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Published by Brown Dog Books, About The Victor of the Cold Wars and The Emperor’s New Clothes is available in paperback (£8.37) and Kindle format (£0.99) on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3CPRzkV and https://amzn.to/3wOg7ag
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