Erma is an author/translator born in Toronto, Canada. Alaska or Bust and Other Stories is her first work of fiction. Her father was author Theodore Odrach and she has translated much of his work from Ukrainian into English. She has had translations of short stories and novel excerpts published in literary journals in Canada and the US such as Connecticut Review, Penguin Book of Christmas Stories and more. She lives in Canada with her two daughters, and is a member of various writing groups in Toronto.
Also by Erma Odrach:
Her translation of Wave of Terror was published by Chicago Review Press: the novel details the horrors of living under Stalin's regime in 1939, Eastern Europe.
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"The stories are all linked and based on my time spent in the Alaska/Yukon region, which forever holds a special place in my heart. The land is raw and beautiful and has a rich history - the Klondike Gold Rush, Russian colonization, Aboriginal peoples. As lives unfold, people discover love, defeat, victory, betrayal, desire; some quarrel amongst themselves, others fall in love, while still others set off into worlds of their own. Characters and events are all real or partly real. Alaska or Bust is set in a vast, unspoiled wilderness; it is set in the heart of the Last Frontier."
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