Prodigal daughter a journey to byzantium provides a fine historic narrative of one womans journey through the balkans as she searches for the real demetrius questioning her inherited religion she embarks upon a personal and spiritual journey that begins in canada and takes her to the balkans. A deep seated questioning of her inherited religion resurfaces when myrna kostash chances upon the icon of st demetrius of thessalonica a historical cultural and spiritual odyssey that begins in edmonton ranges around the balkans and plunges into a renewed vision of byzantium in search of the . Prodigal daughter a journey to byzantium by myrna kostash review by cheryl purdey january 9 2011 part spiritual quest part scholarly inquiry part travel memoir prodigal daughter is as richly layered as the civilization she explores a self described secular humanist kostash nevertheless has a deep interest in the orthodox church . An epic work of travel memoir prodigal daughter sings with immediacy and depth rewarding readers with a profound sense of an adventure they have lived this book will appeal to readers interested in ukrainian canadian culture the eastern church and medieval history as well as to fans of kostashs bold creative nonfiction. Prodigal daughter a journey to byzantium is the narrative of a womans journey through the balkans as she embarks on her quest to find the real demetrius
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