The book is based on actual events. The book tells about the author’s memories about his year in the United States, living at host families as a youth exchange student of Rotary. The book shows different cultures of Russia, the United States of America and Japan through the eyes of a teenager. The events are taking place in a difficult time for Russia — the country was moving to a new era and was way behind western countries.
Nikita Nesynov (Nik), or in his language, Несынов Ник, was born and raised in Siberia, Russia. The crime-filled streets of his neighborhood were full of gangs, beatings, drugs, robberies. Nik was becoming a part of this when his parents arranged for him to become an exchange student in Michigan. Nik wrote of his activities before becoming an exchange student and experience of being an exchange student. He hopes to publish the book and donate the proceeds to charity. Find him on the public facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nikita.nesynov