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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Andreï Makine; Geoffrey Strachan
|Language Note:||Translated from the French.|
|Notes:||"First published as Livre des brèves amours éternelles by Editions du Seuil, Paris"--Title page verso.|
|Description:||viii, 134 pages ; 21 cm|
|Other Titles:||Livre des brèves amours éternelles.|
|Responsibility:||Andreï Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan.|
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.