In the early l980s, Alex Shoumatoff became curious about his roots. Both his grandmothers were in their 90s, and with a sense of urgency he collected their stories and reminiscences about their life as White Russian aristocrats, which was unceremoniously put an end to by the Bolshevik Revolution; how they "got out" and made new lives in America. The narrative he went on to assemble, which "compares favorably with Nabokov," one critic wrote, brings to life the langorous Turgenevian existence on an estate in Little Russia, of ...

Russian Blood 1990, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679725787

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Russian Blood 1990, Vanishingworldpress

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