- This is the story of a man looking for his place in the world. He moved from New York to Estonia with his wife, kid, and 6 suitcases. Within 24 hours he found a home and had to learn how to make a fire. Soon he had a house with four furnaces and his Estonian wife was running a publishing house. He became an academic, dabbled in diplomacy, but got depressed seeing the drunks and the mice, lice and ice in the country. Writing about it – bestsellers! – seemed to be his calling, until it all collapsed overnight.
The action in Justin Petrone ́s new book takes place mostly in two Estonian towns - folksy Viljandi and teacherly Tartu - from 2007 (the Bronze Soldier riots) through 2013 (when Petrone left Estonia amid a national scandal).
- In English, paperback, 352 p., 7-1/2” x 5”
- Tallinn, Estonia