Emma Lindes (geb. Alisa Christina Barkova) was born in 1980-s in USSR, Swerdlowsk, in an English-German-Russian family. During her childhood, family was moving a lot from city to city. In spite of this, Emma successfully graduated St.Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, and then started her studies at the Theological Faculty of the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany. Her first historical novel Otto Rot, about young German man - member of SA in Weimar Republic in 1920-s, was marked by Russian literature critics and entered Top-16 best novels 2014 in Russia. The Road of Life is her second, however, first published book. Due to the success of the book in Russia, in 2017 is expected English version of the novel.
“The Road of life” is an elegant novel about human freedom and possible compromise with society and government. It is also about love, based on this freedom. Historical accuracy, based on analysis of many historical resources, is combined with high aesthetic component of the text and intensive psychological description of the main characters.