The Anonymous Novel

Sensing the Future Torments

Alessandro Barbero

The fates of a diverse set of characters intertwine in this novel set in Gorbachev's Russia. But perhaps the greatest protagonist of them all is the Russian public, as they emerge from one dismal reality and hurtle unknowingly towards another.
Date Published :
February 2017
Contributor(s) :
Allan Cameron
Language:
English
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781908251626
Pages : 562
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Overview
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The murder of an Islamic cleric, loyal to the Soviet Union, has unexpected repercussions in this novel set in Gorbachev's Russia. The cast of characters includes a middle-aged judge driven by curiosity and the intellectual challenge of his work; a nervous and neurotic young historian willing to run all manner of risks to uncover the state crimes of the forties; a nerdy, well-educated and good-natured young journalist motivated principally by the desire to enjoy life and not dwell on the miseries of the past; and a KGB general once responsible for some of the purges. But the greatest protagonist of them all: the Russian public, as they emerge from one dismal reality and hurtle unknowingly towards another. "Re-creates the zeitgeist of Gorbachev's Russia through an array of carefully crafted and dynamic characters."--World Literature Today

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