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Despite the Falling Snow
     

Despite the Falling Snow

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by Shamim Sarif
 

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After an early career amongst the political elite of Cold War Russia, Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business in the States. For 40 years, he has buried the tragic memories surrounding his charismatic late wife, Katya—or so he believes. For into his life come two women—one who will open up the heart he has protected for so long; another who is

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After an early career amongst the political elite of Cold War Russia, Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business in the States. For 40 years, he has buried the tragic memories surrounding his charismatic late wife, Katya—or so he believes. For into his life come two women—one who will open up the heart he has protected for so long; another who is determined to uncover what really happened to Katya so long ago. The novel's journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Stalinist Moscow reveals a world of secrets and treachery. Shamim Sarif's elegant writing delicately evokes the intensity of passionate love and tragic violence.

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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:
9780312338565
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/17/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Shamim Sarif is a British novelist, screenwriter, and feature film director. She has published three novels and one nonfiction book. Her first feature film, I Can't Think Straight, won 11 awards, and her follow up movie, The World Unseen, debuted at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival before going on to garner 23 awards internationally, including 11 SAFTAs (South African Film Awards).

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Despite The Falling Snow 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
cynyclskid More than 1 year ago
Shamim Sarif is an amazing writer period, and this book proves it even more. the main character, Alexander sure lives an interesting life. Shamims writing style, and the way she formulates and presents the storyline is phenomenal--i think thats why i love her writing so much. its definitely a love story, and the characters are all imperative to how the story goes along. i went into reading it not knowing what it was about, and im definitely not disappointed. you will fall in love with most of the characters, relate to some, and even learn to despise a few. im not one to support affairs or cheating of any kind, but lemme tell you, after i read the book and saw the characters that Shamim has created... only on this occasion do i support it. Shamim tells a good romantic story that shows how to love yourself, love others around you, and how to stick up for what you believe--whatever your beliefs are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant novel, beautifully written. I read it in one day, just couldn't out it down.
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