Saturday, October 26th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
GalveStorm 1900: A Story of Twin Flames
The Voices of the Descendants
by Ervin Mendlovitz
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm with Ervin Mendlovitz and his two books focusing on Galveston’s 1900 storm, a novel and a collected oral history.
Set in Galveston, Texas, this is the story of Uri Petrokov, a Russian immigrant, and Genevieve Parker, a beautiful, independent- thinking young Texas woman who is far ahead of her time. As successful as Uri has been partnering with his brother Peter in the print business and thus living the American Dream, Uri remains, none the less, unfulfilled until the day Genevieve walks into the shop.
The struggles the young couple must endure to be together, including prejudices in the community and within Genevieve’s own family, test the limits of their love. Meanwhile, another storm is brewing, quite literally. On a Saturday in 1900, Galveston is taken by complete surprise when a hurricane unexpectedly devastates the port city, nearly sweeping it from the face of the Earth. The resulting cataclysm changes the young couple’s lives forever.
A compilation of stories primarily told by the descendants of those who experienced the 1900 storm, many never before presented publicly. B&W photos from private family collections are included.
Ervin Mendlovitz, OD, lives in San Antonio where he has a private optometry practice. His own experiences as a minority in Texas helped inform the narrative in this story of immigration, love and natural disaster.