Monday, February 9, 2009

Growing up Red

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Public Library will act as host for state resident Anatole Konstantin discussing his recent memoir, "A Red Boyhood: Growing Up Under Stalin," in Writers Live! from 6 to 7 p.m. Mar. 5.

Konstantin's book begins in a little town in the Ukraine on the night of April 17, 1938, when his father was taken away by Soviet secret police and never seen again, library organizers said. His recollections "shimmer with small personal details against the global and political upheavals that roiled his childhood," the organizers said and he recreates the daily trials of people trapped under the repressive Stalinist regime, as well as the struggles of post-War refugees.

After the War, Konstantin graduated from the Technical University of Munich and emigrated to the United States, where he studied engineering at Columbia University, later founding PDC International Corp.

There free will be held at the Downtown Library, 133 Elm St. Atticus Bookstore Café will provide coffee and books for sale and signing, and free parking is available. Please register at
Oror call the library at 946-8835.

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