What the critics say:

  • "Powerful, absorbing. A novel I admire immensely." - Steven Hayward, author, novelist, English professor.

  • "A fascinating glimpse into a little-known period of history. A fabulous story. I recommend it highly." - Douglas Brown, Denver Post, author.

  • "A compelling coming-of-age story. An illuminating and rich portrait of the enduring power of friendship and memory spanning continents and generations." - Eric Schmaltz, Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

  • "Dale Eisler has long been numbered among the great writers from the Canadian Prairies. He has given us the gift of Anton, a story of simple and lasting friendship ... the characters the reader will never forget are Anton and Kaza." - Roy MacGregor, The Globe and Mail.

  • A gripping, heart-warming novel that dramatizes an important period in history and tells the story of a rare friendship between boys whose fathers come from opposing backgrounds." - Gillian Harding-Russell, University of Manitoba.

  • "I have just wiped the last tears from my eyes after reading Anton, a young boy, his friend and the Russian Revolution. Buy one for yourself. You'll be glad you did. It's a wonderful book." - Charles Stroh, Western Michigan University.

  • "A perfect marriage of insight and history. I felt as if Eisler reached into my mind and revealed that I already know the universal human truth." - Saskatchewan Publishers Group.


Honourable Mention, Fiction, Santa Fe Writers' Project

Finalist, Fiction, USA Book Awards

Honourable Mention, New England Book Festival