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Solovyov and Larionov

by Eugene Vodolazkin Author · Lisa C. Hayden Translator


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Larionov. A general of the Imperial Russian Army who mysteriously avoided execution by the Bolsheviks when they swept to power and went on to live a long life in Yalta, leaving behind a vast heritage of memoirs.

Solovyov. The young history student who travels to Crimea, determined to find out how Larionov evaded capture after the 1917 revolution.

With wry humor, Eugene Vodolazkin, one of Russia's foremost contemporary writers, takes readers on a fascinating journey through a momentous period of Russian history, interweaving the intriguing story of two men from very different backgrounds that ultimately asks whether we can really understand the present without first understanding the past.

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Eugene Vodolazkin (Author)

Eugene Vodolazkin was born in Kiev and has worked in the department of old Russian literature at Pushkin House since 1990. He is an expert in medieval Russian history and folklore. His debut novel, Solovyov and Larionov, was shortlisted for Russia...

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Lisa C. Hayden (Translator)

Lisa Hayden is a freelance translator and editor. Her translation of Eugene Vodolazkin's Laurus won the Read Russia Prize for Contemporary Literature in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize the same year. She lives ...

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