Canadian Author, Allan LeLoup, Releases Political Fiction Novel: Our Man From The Ukraine
Ukrainian immigrant, Harry Zakal is desperate. He's been accused of being a communist, and now must fight back against the FBI. Harry ultimately learns that to remain righteous he must resist all dogmatism.
Ontario, Canada (PRUnderground) June 12th, 2022
Allan LeLoup announces the release of his latest novel, Our Man from the Ukraine.
In the book, Harry Zakal is a Ukrainian immigrant, and he is desperate. He posted something at work about the Ukraine and now he’s accused of being a communist. He fights back against the FBI. Harry learns that to remain righteous he must resist all dogmatism.
In the book, Harry’s son, Ray goes to military college against his parent’s advice and ends up commanding a battalion on Hill 355 in Korea. After the truce, Ray goes to Oxford University and defends his doctoral dissertation which is about how a small group of evil individuals can attain power and undermine the fragile democratic impulse. Ray’s analysis starts with Pier L’Hermit who activated the Crusades and the ensuing horror and he offers some hope for the democratic impulse provided that liberal and conservative democrats alike understand the dangers of words uttered by extremists like Pier L’Hermit.
Harry has a bad heart and has a series of near-death dreams in which he is beckoned to a new shore but on several occasions, he is not allowed to dock his boat, and instead, he is told by God to finish his work. Near the end of his life, Harry has a bypass operation, and afterward, he returns to his homeland, the Ukraine, for the first time in almost fifty years. While there he revisits the fields of his youth and offers insightful commentary about the status of things compared to when he left as an immigrant fleeing from the Holodomor and anti-semitism.
Ultimately, it is the power to say “no” to power and “no” to false prophets like Stalin, Lenin, and Hitler that drives Harry to his final destination. He has seen the dogmatic in action in the old country and he has experienced the result of dogmatic pursuits in his adoptive country. Harry rejects the world and the things in it believing that it all has to be left behind and to get to the new shore you have to say “No”.
About The Author:
Allan LeLoup was born in Canada. This is his first novel. Allan LeLoup studied at the University of Toronto and at several other universities. Privacy rights, the security state, the incursive state, freedom of expression, and minority rights are of particular interest to him.
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