THE PRICE OF
OF RED ROSES
The Price of Red Roses: A Memoir of Love, Betrayals, and Counselling to Commit Murder describes real events that happened to the author. Marina Ray’s story will invite you to taste the hardship of immigration and the enduring heartache of being separated from one’s motherland and loved ones. You will delve into the glittering lives of millionaires, reel from unprecedented human baseness and greed, and tread the unsettling inner corridors of Canada’s jails. You will also encounter great love.
MARINA RAY BIO
I was born and lived in the beautiful city, St. Petersburg, Russia. I have firsthand experience living under a communist regime. In the 1980s, Communist party leader Gorbachev started a political movement, called ‘’perestroika,’’ the literal meaning being ‘’restructuring.’’ He called for reformations within the communist party and economic system. Those reforms brought chaos in the country by shaking and changing established laws and policies. During the period of the Communist empire collapsing, Russia plunged into a period of unprecedented crime never seen in its history. Explosions and gunshots were part of life. Bandits organized into gangs; they forced every business owner to pay a portion of their income, they controlled different parts of the city, and they knew where businesses were located. Criminals abducted and tortured disobedient entrepreneurs or the members of their families. If that did not convey the lesson, they would kill. My husband and I were business owners.