The Death of the Perfect Sentence

Rein Raud

A thoughtful spy novel turned love story set during the days of the dying Soviet Union in Estonia, as a group of young dissidents smuggle copies of KGB files out of the country, with security services never far behind, and their fates entangled.
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Vagabond Voices
Contributor(s) :
Matthew Hyde
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781908251701
Pages : 192
Stock Status : In stock
-
+
$29.00

Overview
-

This thoughtful spy novel turned love story is set mainly in Estonia during the dying days of the Soviet Union, but also in Russia, Finland, and Sweden. A group of young pro-independence dissidents devise a scheme for smuggling copies of KGB files out of the country, and their fates become entangled, through family and romantic ties, with security services never far behind them. Multiple viewpoints evoke the curious minutiae of everyday life, offer wry observations on the period through personal experience, and ask universal questions about how interpersonal relationships are affected when caught up in momentous historical changes. This sometimes wistful examination of how the Estonian Republic was reborn speaks also of the courage and complex chemistry of those who pushed against a regime whose then weakness could not have been known.

More from this publisher