Living our love, our freedom, our dreams


By Elena

PARALLEL is my second book, where two words are converging: my life with Meg after our journey to Canada and a parallel reality in 2005 where my counterpart had never met Meg.

Two worlds — two parallel realities — connect on an old aircraft carrier in South Carolina.

In one of the two lifelines is Yelena in Russia in 2005. The crucial moment is fast approaching: she must choose to give in to societal expectations and her mother’s demands, or attempt the unthinkable — stand up for herself and her own self-determination.

In the other timeline is Elena, Yelena’s counterpart in 2018 Charleston, twelve years older. Having fled the very world Yelena lives in, Elena is going through straggle of her own – the freedom she gained, years ago, by sailing across the planet with the woman she loved, gave her her life, but left her with no community and no place to call home.

The unstable nature of the connection between their two worlds, prevents the women from relying solely on their tenuous link through time and space. When their paths diverge, each of them must find the strength to make their own way through life, despite the circumstances.

“Parallel”, chapter 8 – English translation
All currently available chapters of “Parallel” in Russian