LaikaBook - 2007
Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler. This is her journey.
Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives. Along with Laika there is Korolev, once a political prisoner and now a driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program, and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika's health and life. This intense triangle is rendered with the pitch-perfect emotionality of classics like Because of Winn Dixie , Shiloh , and Old Yeller .
Abadzis gives life to a pivotal moment in modern history, casting light on the hidden moments of deep humanity behind history. Laika's story will speak straight to your heart.
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“Every day, every moment is a frontier to a country that, once crossed, can never be returned to. Most of the time we don't notice. Which is just as it should be. The secret... is not to worry. You can't go back. Although those you leave behind... will still think of you. Most of the time, we don't notice the small, gradual changes... only the sudden unexpected ones. But, once you understand that nothing lasts... everything's all right”
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