Chirpan in Dreams is a work of historical fiction that traces the saga of four generations of a Jewish family that has settled in Bulgaria. Their journey begins in the Russian steppes and continues in Turkey, from where they flee to Bulgaria—the young state that in 1878 has just thrown off the yoke of the Ottoman Empire. The family integrates well into the community in the southern provincial town of Chirpan, home to Orthodox Christians, Muslim Turks and Jews, and it seems as if they have found a peaceful haven. But then reality brings them down to earth. In this wide-ranging family saga, the author considered that he has fulfilled a duty to Bulgarian Jewry, and in particular to those who lived Chirpan, to whom the book is dedicated.