Despite the Falling Snow

Despite the Falling Snow

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by Shamim Sarif
     
 

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“a perfectly balanced novel of love and tragedy.…The beauty of the streets of Moscow is a majestic backdrop to a play of mistrust and deception where friends, even the best of friends, can turn against each other in fear.” Waterstones

The action of Despite the Falling Snow moves between present day Boston and 1950s Moscow. After an early

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“a perfectly balanced novel of love and tragedy.…The beauty of the streets of Moscow is a majestic backdrop to a play of mistrust and deception where friends, even the best of friends, can turn against each other in fear.” Waterstones

The action of Despite the Falling Snow moves between present day Boston and 1950s Moscow. After an early career amongst the political elite of Cold War Russia, Alexander Ivanov has lived in the States for forty years. Here he has built a successful business; and here he has managed to bury the tragic memories surrounding his charismatic late wife, Katya - or so he believes.

For into his life come two women - one who will start to open up the heart he has kept protected for so long; another who is determined to uncover the truth about what really happened to Katya all those years ago. The novel's journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Stalinist Moscow reveals a
precarious, dangerous world of secrets and treachery.

“a perfectly balanced novel of love and tragedy.…The beauty of the streets of Moscow is a majestic backdrop to a play of mistrust and deception where friends, even the best of friends, can turn against each other in fear.” Waterstones

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"My novel of the year: its delicate artistry and immense compass reaches back to the labyrinthine heart of Soviet Russia." —Independent

"Despite the Falling Snow contains all the ingredients of a good thriller: intrigue, suspense, and romance." —Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011380099
Publisher:
Shamim Sarif
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
284,728
File size:
432 KB

Meet the Author

Writer/director Shamim Sarif won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and the Betty Trask Award for her first novel, The World Unseen. In addition to publishing two further, acclaimed novels she is also a screenwriter and feature film director. Her two feature films have won over 30 international awards. She has published many short stories and has built a successful career in script editing and screenplay adaptation. Shamim has also directed music videos and written lyrics for recorded songs. An accomplished speaker, she has spoken at TED events in London, Jerusalem and India, as well as at corporate events for companies such as Deloitte and Goldman Sachs. Shamim has recently completed a feature documentary as writer and director. Shot on location in Israel and Palestine, The House of Tomorrow looks at the conflict between these countries from a perspective of women who are focused on building a future.

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