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Love Songs of the Revolution (CCLaP)
An official painter for the Lithuanian Communist Party, Martynas Kudirka enjoys a pleasant, unremarkable life with a beautiful wife and all the privileges that come with being a party member. Yet in the summer of 1989, his ordinary world suddenly turns upside down. Political revolt is breaking out across Eastern Europe, and Martynas comes home to find his wife dead on the kitchen floor with a knife in her back. Realizing the police will not investigate, he sets out to find his wife’s killer. Instead, he stumbles upon her secret life. Martynas finds himself drawn into the middle of an independence movement, on a quest to find confidential documents that could free a nation.
Cold War betrayals echo down through the years as author Bronwyn Mauldin takes the reader along a modern-day path of discovery to find out Martynas’ true identity. Fans of historical fiction will travel back in time to 1989, the Baltic Way protest and Lithuania’s “singing revolution,” experiencing a nation’s determination for freedom and how far they would fight to regain it.
Bronwyn Mauldin, creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine, won The Coffin Factory magazine’s 2012 very short story award for Měiguó, her story exploring the unexpected dangers of international migration. Her previous work includes the short story collection, The Streetwise Cycle, and a Kindle single, "Body of Work." Mauldin’s work, which spans both fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in CellStories, The Battered Suitcase, Blithe House Quarterly, Clamor magazine and From ACT-UP to the WTO. She is a host of Indymedia on Air on KPFK, the Los Angeles affiliate of the Pacifica radio network, and is a researcher with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.