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Maidenhair

By: Shishkin, Mikhail

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1934824364 / 9781934824368
Paperback / softback
08/11/2012
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United States
140 x 216 mm, 610 grams 514 pages
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Day after day the Russian asylum-seekers sit across from the interpreter and Peter, the Swiss officers who guard the gates to paradise and tell of the atrocities they've suffered, or that they've invented, or heard from someone else.

These stories of escape, war, and violence intermingle with the interpreter's own reading: a hisªtory of an ancient Persian war; letters sent to his son 'Nebuchadnezzasaurus,' ruler of a distant, imaginary childhood empire; and the diaries of a Russian singer who lived through Russia's wars and revolutions.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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