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The Archipelago of Another Life

The Archipelago of Another Life

Publisher : Quercus Publishing
SKU: 9780857057945
R 215,00
R 182,75
A tense "Siberian Western" set in the inhospitable, boundless Russia taiga at the height of the Cold War
September, 2020
On the far eastern borders of the Soviet Union, in the sunset of Stalin's reign, soldiers are training for a war that could end all wars, for in the atomic age man has sown the seeds of his own destruction. Among them is Pavel Gartsev, a reservist. Orphaned, scarred by the last great war and unlucky in love, he is an instant victim for the apparatchiks and ambitious careerists who thrive within the Red Army's ranks. Assigned to a search party composed of regulars and reservists, charged with the recapture of an escaped prisoner from a nearby gulag, Gartsev finds himself one of an unlikely quintet of cynics, sadists and heroes, embarked on a challenging manhunt through the Siberian taiga. But the fugitive, capable, cunning and evidently at home in the depths of these vast forests, proves no easy prey. As the pursuit goes on, and the pursuers are struck by a shattering discovery, Gartsev confronts both the worst within himself and the tantalising prospect of another, totally different life. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780857057945
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Contributor By (author) Andrei Makine
Publication Date 2020-08-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 240
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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On the far eastern borders of the Soviet Union, in the sunset of Stalin's reign, soldiers are training for a war that could end all wars, for in the atomic age man has sown the seeds of his own destruction. Among them is Pavel Gartsev, a reservist. Orphaned, scarred by the last great war and unlucky in love, he is an instant victim for the apparatchiks and ambitious careerists who thrive within the Red Army's ranks. Assigned to a search party composed of regulars and reservists, charged with the recapture of an escaped prisoner from a nearby gulag, Gartsev finds himself one of an unlikely quintet of cynics, sadists and heroes, embarked on a challenging manhunt through the Siberian taiga. But the fugitive, capable, cunning and evidently at home in the depths of these vast forests, proves no easy prey. As the pursuit goes on, and the pursuers are struck by a shattering discovery, Gartsev confronts both the worst within himself and the tantalising prospect of another, totally different life. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780857057945
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Contributor By (author) Andrei Makine
Publication Date 2020-08-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 240
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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