Author Roy Paul Madsen’s new book “To Some Absent God” is a gripping and personal depiction of Stalin-era Soviet Union through the eyes of Joseph Stalin’s wife, Nadya

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Recent release “To Some Absent God” from Page Publishing author Roy Paul Madsen is a captivating account of the life of Nadya Stalin and her many struggles, both before and after her marriage to Joseph Stalin and his attempts to force Communism on the Russian people.

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Roy Paul Madsen, a noted film scholar and nationally recognized painter and sculptor, has completed his new book “To Some Absent God”: a gripping and potent look at the life of an often-undiscussed historical figure.

Published by Page Publishing, Roy Paul Madsen’s enthralling tale begins when the author, Roy Paul Madsen, as a young artist and writer, was invited to be a resident at the Huntington Hartford Foundation Art Colony. While there Roy met Max Eastman, the well-known radical publisher of a Communist magazine. As Roy and Max became friends, Max told Roy of his recent stay in Russia, especially his time with Joseph Stalin and his wife, Nadya. Max had been touched by what he had seen and heard of Nadya’s life and how it was impacted by Stalin’s attempt to impose Communism on the Russian people. Max asked Roy to write a book about Nadya so the world could know of her struggles.

Nadya Stalin’s story is told here through the perceptions and narrative of Philip Makharov, a writer-historian hired by Nadya to write a biography of Stalin. Eventually, Nadya and Philip fell in love, and the growth of their relationship within the stormy birth pangs of the new Soviet Union forms the background of this novel. This is a story of idealism and disillusionment, deep love, and seething hatred. It is also a tribute to a friendship that extends beyond the grave with this fulfillment of a promise Roy Madsen made years ago to Max Eastman.

Readers who wish to experience this potent work can purchase “To Some Absent God” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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