Yaroslaw's Treasure: A Novel by Myroslav PetriwYaroslaw's Treasure: A Novel by Myroslav Petriw

Yaroslaw's Treasure: A Novel

byMyroslav Petriw

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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Winner of the 2002 Anna Pidruchney Award For New Writers

On a visit to Ukraine to retrieve a family heirloom secretly buried by his grandfather during the Second World War, Yaroslaw, a Ukrainian-Canadian university student, stumbles into a world full of spies and secret organizations, peril and political intrigue.

His discovery of the hidden cache yields clues to the location of a fabled lost treasure-the greatest in all Europe. Working against time, Yaroslaw and a small band of accomplices struggle to uncover and save a nation's heritage, operating in secret to prevent the corrupt leaders of the government and the Russians-from stealing it.

Yaroslaw's Treasure is a thrilling suspense story set against the gripping drama of the Orange Revolution, the 2004 popular uprising that saw hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets in Ukraine to overthrow a corrupt government and reinforce democracy in a land long occupied by repressive and foreign regimes.

Rich with history, romance, politics, and danger, Yaroslaw's Treasure superbly captures the wonders and horrors of Ukraine's past, swirls through the treacherous currents of its present politics, all the while providing entertainment as a first-rate thriller.

MYROSLAV PETRIW is a lifelong student of the history and politics of Ukraine, from which his parents emigrated after the Second World War. He was an observer during the 2004 elections in that country. He resides in Vancouver.
Title:Yaroslaw's Treasure: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:293 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0978498275

ISBN - 13:9780978498276


Editorial Reviews

Historically accurate and well researchedfrom the sacking of Kyiv, through the 1940s wartime episodes, into the Orange RevolutionPetriw displays a very good grasp of the political goings-on in Ukraine. This drama of delightful realism will be enjoyed by many.

- Bohdan Onyschuk, Chair, Canada Ukraine Foundation