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People's Act Of Love

«Once in a while a novel comes along that is so startlingly original as to defy categorisation . . . This is powerful storytelling indeed»

* Mail on Sunday *

1919, Siberia.

Deep in the unforgiving landscape a town lies under military rule, awaiting the remorseless assault of Bolsheviks along the Trans-Siberian railway. One night a stranger, Samarin, appears from the woods with a tale of escape from an Arctic prison, insisting a cannibal is on his trail. Les mer

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1919, Siberia.

Deep in the unforgiving landscape a town lies under military rule, awaiting the remorseless assault of Bolsheviks along the Trans-Siberian railway. One night a stranger, Samarin, appears from the woods with a tale of escape from an Arctic prison, insisting a cannibal is on his trail. Only Anna, a beautiful young widow, trusts his story. When a local shaman is found dead, suspicion and terror engulf the isolated community, which harbours a secret of its own . . .

Detaljer

Forlag
Canongate Canons
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
416
ISBN
9781786894014
Utgivelsesår
2019
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Winner of RSL Ondaatje Prize 2006 UK and Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year 2005 UK. Long-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2005 UK.

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«Once in a while a novel comes along that is so startlingly original as to defy categorisation . . . This is powerful storytelling indeed»

* Mail on Sunday *

«Dazzling . . . Meek has created a unique story, distinctively Russian»

* Spectator *

«A quite extraordinary novel . . . the language is so fresh and crisp and sparkling. And what a narrative! What a story!»

PHILIP PULLMAN

«Magnificent and beautifully written . . . such a truly Russian novel, with its huge horizons, it is an exceptional event in English literature»

ANTONY BEEVOR

«Spellbinding. Though set in the past, this feels like the most contemporary fiction you'll ever read . . . A truly great read»

Irvine Welsh, * Guardian *

«Has the strangeness and clarity of a dream. This is historical fiction that transcends the genre - as intense as a thriller, imagined on an epic scale»

* The Times *

«The best and most original book that I have read for years»

LOUIS DE BERNIÈRES

«A strikingly unusual and ambitious novel . . . Violence and sensuality commingle in a tense, complex thriller with the sweep and flavour of Russia»

* Sunday Telegraph *

«This remarkable and ambitious book succeeds as a savagely colourful, always astonishing entertainment of elegant and bold storytelling»

Simon Sebag Montefiore, * Evening Standard *

«A powerfully realised novel . . . supremely well plotted»

* Observer *

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