The Resource The Siege

The Siege

Label
The Siege
Title
The Siege
Statement of responsibility
Helen Dunmore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
**FROM THE AUTHOR OF INSIDE THE WAVE, THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017** Leningrad, September 1941. Hitler orders the German forces to surround the city at the start of the most dangerous, desperate winter in its history. For two pairs of lovers - Anna and Andrei, Anna's novelist father and banned actress Marina - the siege becomes a battle for survival. They will soon discover what it is like to be so hungry you boil shoe leather to make soup, so cold you burn furniture and books. But this is not just a struggle to exist, it is also a fight to keep the spark of hope alive... The Siege is a brilliantly imagined novel of war and the wounds it inflicts on ordinary people's lives, and a profoundly moving celebration of love, life and survival. 'Remarkable, affecting...there are few more interesting stories than this; and few writers who could have told it better' Rachel Cusk, Daily Telegraph 'Literary writing of the highest order set against a background if suffering so intimately reconstructed it is hard to believe that Dunmore was not there' Richard Overy, Sunday Telegraph 'Utterly convincing. A deeply moving account of two love stories in terrible circumstances. The story of their struggle to survive appears simple, as all great literature should. . . a world-class novel' Antony Beevor, The Times Novelist 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
Summary
Set against the turbulent backdrop of Leningrad in 1941, a novel of love and war follows the Levin family--twenty-two year-old Anna, her young brother Kilya, and their father, Mikhail--as they struggle to survive during the German siege
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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065428
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-2017
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Dunmore, Helen
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Siege
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe40256a-cbfe-4dd3-ae70-ee2657cf15e9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141924977
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Siege
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe40256a-cbfe-4dd3-ae70-ee2657cf15e9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141924977
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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