The main characters in this book are Ukrainian immigrants in the U.K.The narrator is the youngest daughter, and she doesn’t remember WWII.Her father and older sister, however, have vivid memories, memories theyhave never shared with the narrator. The book weaves the tale of thefather’s marriage to a much younger Ukrainian (Russian?) gold-digger whois looking for permanent residence with tales of the past. The narratorand her sister have not spoken since their mother died, yet thegold-digger, as a common enemy, gets them back together. And they bothlearn lessons about the value of family.
A very entertaining and moving story.