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Requiem for a Lost Empire : a Novel.

Author: Andrei Makine
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2011.
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Spanning eight decades?from the October Revolution of 1917 to the Cold War to the fall of Communism?the book follows the narrator's grand-father, Nikolai, a Red Army deserter who seeks peace and isolation in a remote forest village. Years later, his son Pavel will fight in World War II, become a KGB spy, and, like Nikolai, return to his native Caucasus in a vain attempt to escape the increasing tyrannies of the  Read more...
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Makine, Andrei.
Requiem for a Lost Empire : A Novel.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei Makine
ISBN: 9781628722314 1628722312
OCLC Number: 855969489
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)

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Spanning eight decades?from the October Revolution of 1917 to the Cold War to the fall of Communism?the book follows the narrator's grand-father, Nikolai, a Red Army deserter who seeks peace and isolation in a remote forest village. Years later, his son Pavel will fight in World War II, become a KGB spy, and, like Nikolai, return to his native Caucasus in a vain attempt to escape the increasing tyrannies of the postwar Soviet era. It is here, amidst the raging warfare, espionage, and crushing poverty, where our narrator is born. Sweeping in its scope and heartbreaking in its truths, Requ.

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