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Frank Streek’s “The Arctic Connections” offers tanks, true love and timeless appeal

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“The Arctic Connections” offers readers a multitude of themes and issues to explore.

Frank Streek, inspired by the life story of a friends’ father, offers his new novel “The Arctic Connections: War, Love, Deceit, Music, and a Mystery” (published by iUniverse), which crosses oceans and continents to explore the life of a World War II veteran from Lithuania who fights the Germans and settles in Canada.

Alex Greenus, serving in the Arctic as a tank officer, meets Alisa, and the two quickly fall in love. Separated by the war from his “Arctic connection,” Alex begins postwar life in Canada, only to learn that he has a son, Ivor. After his resumptive relationship with Alisa ends, Alex discovers his son remains his new “Arctic connection.”

An excerpt from “The Arctic Connections”:

“Everybody called her Alisa, but she should have the correct details when she entered Canada. The official thought that was a lot of specious nonsense. He was used to dealing with refugees, knew there was a real reason for the subterfuge, and let the matter pass.

The couple celebrated with a lunch at a smart restaurant where Alex said she was a smooth liar, no doubt conditioned by the secret police with whom she cooperated. He would have to be on guard in future. She smiled and assured him that she would never deceive him and could not thank him enough for getting her out of Lithuania.”

With insightful, firsthand looks at combat in World War II, and exploring complex issues of Catholicism and communism, “The Arctic Connections” offers readers a multitude of themes and issues to explore.

About the Author
After a career in South Africa’s newspaper and printing industries and service in World War II, Frank Streek immigrated to Canada in 1978. He worked in a family agricultural business before establishing a financial planning business. He holds a doctorate in business economics and FCMA/CGMA qualifications; he is also the author of four historical novels.

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