Set-up: A Novel of Misinformation

Set-up: A Novel of Misinformation

by Vladimir Volkoff
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This newest intrigue by the author of The Turn-around details the daily life, social doctrines, and psychological motivations of a second-generation Russian emigre who works for the Soviets as an ``influence agent'' in Paris from the age of 19 until his ``disappearance.'' As a respectable, self-employed literary agent, Aleksandr Psar facilitates the publishing of whatever materials his bosses want disseminated. In return, he expects one day to join his wife and never-seen son in Russia: this all-consuming trust constitutes the ultimate setup of the title. Though finely written and literate, the book moves slowly and somewhat heavily through expositions of Party doctrine and long-range plan; Psar labors for 30 years, but nothing much happens. Mostly psychological study then, for those interested more in character than in action. Rex E. Klett, Anson Cty. Lib., Wadesboro, N.C.

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ISBN-13:
9780877956600
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Pages:
397

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