The Resource The Betrayal

The Betrayal

Label
The Betrayal
Title
The Betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Helen Dunmore
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017**Leningrad, 1952. Andrei, a young hospital doctor and Anna, a nursery school teacher, are forging a life together in the post-war, post-siege wreckage. But their happiness is precarious, like that of millions of Russians who must avoid the claws of Stalin's merciless Ministry for State security. So when Andrei is asked to treat the seriously ill child of a senior secret police officer, he and Anna are fearful. Trapped in an impossible, maybe unwinnable game, can they avoid the whispers and watchful eyes of those who will say or do anything to save themselves?The Betrayal is a powerful and touching novel of ordinary people in the grip of a terrible and sinister regime, and a moving portrait of a love that will not be extinguished. 'Beautifully crafted, gripping, moving, enlightening. Sure to be one of the best historical novels of the year' Time Out'Scrupulous, pitch-perfect. With heart-pounding force, Dunmore builds up a double narrative of suspense' Sunday Times'Magnificent, brave, tender . . . with a unique gift for immersing the reader in the taste, smell and fear of a story' Independent on SundayNovelist and poet Helen Dunmore has achieved great critical acclaim since publishing her first adult novel, the McKitterick Prize winning, Zennor in Darkness. Her novels, Counting the Stars, Your Blue-Eyed Boy, With Your Crooked Heart, Burning Bright, House of Orphans, Mourning Ruby, A Spell of Winter, and Talking to the Dead, and her collection of short stories Love of Fat Men are all published by Penguin. Helen also writes for children, her titles include The Deep and Ingo
Summary
Leningrad, 1952. Andrei, a young hospital doctor, and Anna, a nursery school teacher, are forging a life together in the postwar, postsiege wreckage. But their happiness is precarious, like that of millions of Russians who must avoid the claws of Stalin's merciless Ministry of State Security. So when Andrei is asked to treat the seriously ill child of a senior secret police officer, he and Anna are fearful. Trapped in an impossible, maybe unwinnable game, can they avoid the whispers and watchful eyes of those who will say or do anything to save themselves?
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372299
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-2017
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Dunmore, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Betrayal
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6dcc5fff-0c6c-498b-be86-d77610e808de
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141946030
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Betrayal
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6dcc5fff-0c6c-498b-be86-d77610e808de
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141946030
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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