Ilona Siegal leaves conflict-riven Georgia and arrives in America looking for a brighter future.
When she meets Thomasz, who has recently left his homeland behind him, the two find common ground in the hardships they have suffered.
Then there is Earl, the elderly man who lets her have a room in his apartment while she gets her life in order, in return for her companionship.
Read by Sian Thomas.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Ilona Siegal looks for love after arriving in America and finds common ground with Thomasz
Companion is the next selected story from Sana Krasikov's collection One More Year.
Ilona Siegal has left conflict riven Georgia and anticipates a brighter future in America.
The stories selected from One More Year by the Ukranian writer Sana Krasikov centre on the experiences of those who have left the former Soviet Union, and gone to America.
How they make new lives for themselves, and how those left behind understand their absence are the themes of these subtle, and touching, stories by an exciting literary talent.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.
Sana Krasikov's story about the search for a better life.
Ilona Siegal left conflict riven Georgia in the hopes of a brighter future in America.
Ilona Siegal left conflict riven Georgia in the hopes of a brighter future in America. Read by Sian Thomas