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The house of special purpose, John Boyne

Label
The house of special purpose
Title
The house of special purpose
Statement of responsibility
John Boyne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Russia 1915 - Aged 16, Georgy Jachmenov steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial family. He is proclaimed a hero and soon becomes bodyguard to Tsar Nicholas II's son. 65 years later, visiting his dying wife in hospital, memories of the life they had together flood his mind
Summary
Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past -- a past of death, suffering, and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days. Living in England with his beloved wife, Zoya, Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him. As Georgy remembers days gone by, we are transported to Saint Petersburg, to the Winter Palace of the tsar, in the early twentieth century -- a time of change, threat, and bloody revolution. As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover the story of the house of special purpose
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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334720
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyne, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Russians
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of special purpose, John Boyne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Control code
000044241167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
428 p.
Isbn
9780385616072
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The house of special purpose, John Boyne
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Control code
000044241167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
428 p.
Isbn
9780385616072
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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