Life of an Unknown Man, The

Andrei Makine, Geoffrey Strachan

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Published: 12-05-2011


An extraordinary story of love and endurance during the Siege of Leningrad lies at the heart of a magnificent novel about Russia past and present, and the human condition.

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One night in St Petersburg, two men meet, both adrift in the brash new Russia: Shutov, a writer visiting after years of exile in Paris, and Volsky, an elderly survivor of the Siege of Leningrad and Stalin’s purges. His life story – one of extreme suffering, courage and an extraordinary love – he considers unremarkable. To Shutov it is a revelation, the tale of an unsung hero that puts everything into perspective and suggests where true happiness lies.

Additional information

Weight 0.183 kg
Dimensions 18 × 132 × 198 mm
Page Count 256