In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him - a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era ...

Brief Loves That Live Forever 2015, Graywolf Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781555977122

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Brief Loves That Live Forever 2014, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781780870496

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Brief Loves That Live Forever 2013, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780857051769