Dreams of My Russian Summers / Edition 1

Dreams of My Russian Summers / Edition 1

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by Andrei Makine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0684852683

ISBN-13: 2900684852682

Pub. Date: 08/27/1998

Publisher: Touchstone

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(WINNER OF THE PRIX GONCOURT AND THE PRIX MEDICIS)

In DREAMS OF MY RUSSIAN SUMMERS, a boy grows up amid the harsh realities of Soviet life in the 1960s and '70s, softened only by his grandmother, Charlotte Lemonnier, an elegant and extraordinary Frenchwoman. Every summer he visits her in a dusty village overlooking the vast steppes. Here,

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Part 0 Of One Parts

(WINNER OF THE PRIX GONCOURT AND THE PRIX MEDICIS)

In DREAMS OF MY RUSSIAN SUMMERS, a boy grows up amid the harsh realities of Soviet life in the 1960s and '70s, softened only by his grandmother, Charlotte Lemonnier, an elegant and extraordinary Frenchwoman. Every summer he visits her in a dusty village overlooking the vast steppes. Here, during the warm evenings, while they sit on Charlotte's narrow, flower-covered balcony, he listens to tales from another time, another place. He learns of the beauty of her era, also of its tribulations, and it is in the interplay of these differences that the story weaves its magic. Andre Makine was born in Siberia in 1957 and grew up in Penza, a town on a tributary of the Volga. On a trip to Paris in 1987 he was granted political asylum. He has lived in the French capital ever since.

"DREAMS OF MY RUSSIAN SUMMERS sent me back to DR. ZHIVAGO, and I don't think the association is too outrageous....This is a powerful novel [filled with] passion but objectivity." (Times Literary Supplement)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900684852682
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
08/27/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256

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