Dreams of My Russian Summers

Dreams of My Russian Summers

Book - 1998
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A boy growing up in the Soviet Union of the 1960s and 1970s visits his French grandmother each summer, accumulating new tales of a Russia he never knew.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1998
Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed
ISBN: 9780684852683
0684852683
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 21 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

This novel reads like a memoir, taking us back to "la belle epoque" in Paris, through the misery of the two great wars of our century, and into the struggle for daily existence in Communist Russia in the sixties and seventies. A young boy's haunting memories of his summers spent on the edge of the Russian steppes with his French grandmother are eloquently woven through her tales of the past. The winner of two prestigious French awards: Prix Goncourt and Prix Medicis.

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