Genres :Fiction , Literary Fiction
Published By : Pushkin Collection
Published On : Oct 19, 2021
ISBN : (ISBN13: 9781782276050)
Format :Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages : 256

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  • As a 16 year old, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, he volunteers for the White Army “to know what war was, that same desire [he] always had for the new and unknown.” The story reveals the horrors of wartime, as well as of the grotesque nature of humanity that emerges in life-and-death situations, in sensitive yet simple prose that displays a rare elegance. This deeply personal novel succeeds through its intricate exploration of youth.

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