The People's Act of Love (Paperback)

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There’s nothing that says winter like Siberia. The climate combined with the privations of long years of Revolution and World War create a fertile setting for extremes of all kinds in the isolated town of Yazyk. From castration to cannibalism, politics to religion, this is a complete page-turner (after you get past the first 50 pages or so – don’t give up!), filled with love and mystery, which also tackles some of the big subjects of Russian (or any) Literature.

— Sara, Atlanta


Set during the waning days of the Russian revolution, Meek's utterly absorbing novel captivates with its depiction of human nature in all its wartime extremes. This original, literary page-turner succeeds both with its credible psychological detail and in its grandeur and sweep.--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

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The heft and passion of classic Russian literature . . . Anna Karenina set to the rollicking pace of a modern-day thriller. Epic yet heartbreakingly intimate . . It feels like a revolution.” Andrea Simakis, Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

Doctor ZhivagoAnna KareninaLermontov’s A Hero of Our TimeThe People’s Act of Love will remind you of all these books.Magnificentheart-pounding.” The Washington Post Book World

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841958774
ISBN-10: 1841958778
Publisher: Canongate Us
Publication Date: December 4th, 2006
Pages: 391
Language: English