|Ludmila Ulitskaya. Polly Gannon, trans.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||560 / 2019|
The Russian Booker Prize winning author of The Kukotsky Enigma and The Big Green Tent gives us this family saga spanning a tumultuous century. It jumps between the diaries and letters of Jacob Ossetsky in Kiev in the early 1900s and the experiences of his granddaughter Nora in the theatrical world of Moscow in the 1970s and beyond, teasing out intriguing parallels between the eras.
"There is something mesmerizing about the narrative's scale, and patterns emerge: the little control humans have over their lives; the impact of political forces on individuals; the certainty of death, somehow softened by the promise of new birth…. A challenging yet rewarding epic."—Publishers Weekly