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  • ISBN: 9781504699693 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1504699696 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 48 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Daniel Gamburg.
Summary, etc.:
This masterful novel represents an epic literary attempt to examine a very troubled Russia. In one of the first twenty-first century Russian novels to probe the legacy of the Soviet prison-camp system, a young man travels to the vast wastelands of the Far North to uncover the truth about a shadowy neighbor who saved his life and whom he knows only as Grandfather II. What he finds, among the forgotten mines and decrepit barracks of former gulags, is a world relegated to oblivion, where it is easier to ignore both the victims and the executioners than to come to terms with a terrible past. This disturbing tale evokes the great and ruined beauty of a land where man and machine worked in tandem with nature to destroy millions of lives during the Soviet century. Emerging from today's Russia, where the ills of the past are being forcefully erased from public memory, this masterful novel represents an epic literary attempt to rescue history from the brink of oblivion.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Soviet Union. Narodnyĭ komissariat vnutrennikh del > Officials and employees > Fiction.
Young men > Russia (Federation) > Fiction.
Grandfathers > Russia (Federation) > Fiction.
Russia (Federation) > Fiction.

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