Alindarka's Children is a contemporary novel about a brother and a sister interned in a camp. Here children are taught to forget their own language and speak the language of the coloniser. Aided by the use of drugs and surgery on the larynx, the children have to forget their native Belarusian language. They manage to escape but are pursued by the camp leaders and left to thrive for themselves in this adventure.
The dialogue translated well to the guttural differences between English Received Pronunciation and Scots. The Russian, translated by Jim Dingley, will become RP, and the Belarusian, translated by Macsonnetries author Petra Reid, Scots.