Requiem for the East - Makine, Andrei, and Strachan, Geoffrey (Translated by)
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An extraordinary, profoundly moving and thought-provoking novel tracing the rise and fall of communism through its impact on three generations of one family: the narrator's grandfather, who deserted from the Red Army in the chaotic aftermath of the 1917 revolution; his father, who survived the Eastern front in WWII only to be killed with his wife in one of Stalin's purges; and the narrator himself - Soviet army doctor turned spy who, after the fall of communism, discovers his missing girlfriend was betrayed by a double ...

Requiem for the East 2002, Sceptre, London

ISBN-13: 9780340794364

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Requiem for the East 2001, Sceptre, London

ISBN-13: 9780340794357