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The Resource Brief loves that live forever, Andrei Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan

Brief loves that live forever, Andrei Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan

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Brief loves that live forever
Title
Brief loves that live forever
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Andrei Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Did sex bring down the Iron Curtain? An orphan reflects on the unbreakable bond between love and freedom in the Soviet Union
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Summary
In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him - a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era gives way to Perestroika and the fall of Communism, the orphan uncovers the truth behind the life of Dmitri Ress, whose tragic fate embodies the unbreakable bond between love and freedom.
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Character
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10435769
Cataloging source
BT
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1957-
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Makine, Andrei
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
novels
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Strachan, Geoffrey
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Brief loves that live forever, Andrei Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Le livre des br᥶es amours ⥴ernelles
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050684553
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780857051769
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Brief loves that live forever, Andrei Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
Publication
Note
Translation of: Le livre des br᥶es amours ⥴ernelles
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050684553
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780857051769
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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