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Life and Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series) (Orange Inheritance Book 2) by [Vasily Grossman]
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Life and Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series) (Orange Inheritance Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Suppressed by the KGB, Life and Fate is a rich and vivid account of what the Second World War meant to the Soviet Union.
On its completion in 1960, Life and Fate was suppressed by the KGB. Twenty years later, the novel was smuggled out of the Soviet Union on microfilm. At the centre of this epic novel looms the battle of Stalingrad. Within a world torn apart by ideological tyranny and war, Grossman's characters must work out their destinies. Chief among these are the members of the Shaposhnikov family - Lyudmila, a mother destroyed by grief for her dead son; Viktor, her scientist-husband who falls victim to anti-semitism; and Yevgenia, forced to choose between her love for the courageous tank-commander Novikov and her duty to her former husband. Life and Fate is one of the great Russian novels of the 20th century, and the richest and most vivid account there is of what the Second World War meant to the Soviet Union. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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ORANGE INHERITANCE READS ARE PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION

Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. Vintage Classics asked the winners of The Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Linda Grant chose Life and Fate.

This is an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs. As the battle of Stalingrad looms Grossman's characters must work out their destinies in a world torn apart by ideological tyranny and war.

'I have urged all my friends to read it.... I want others to feel as I have done - that they are entering the heart of the twentieth century, touching its pulse' Linda Grant

See also: So Long, See You Tomorrow --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN : B004VS866M
  • Publisher : Vintage Digital; 1st edition (30 April 2011)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 5101 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 906 pages
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