Our novel begins in 1917. Anything that happened before that will eventually find its way into a prequel.
1701 – Veronica is born.
1901 – Ilie Petrescu is born.
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1917 – Ilie meets Veronica
1925 – Ilie’s parents die within six months of each other
1926 – Veronica shows up again. Ilie’s leaves with her
2017 – Ilie’s narrative
World shattering events happened during these 100 years - here are a few:
· The Bolshevik revolution
· The Spanish Civil War
· The Holocaust
· A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
· The Korean War
· The Viet-Nam War
· Israel vs. the Arab countries
· Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria
Many other events have occurred. Involving our protagonists in any of them could give birth to interesting situations.