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The Gates of November: The Epic True Story of a Jewish Family

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Publisher Comments:

"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY."

--The Boston Globe

The father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs.

"[A] vivid account . . . [Potok] brings a novelist's passion and eye for detail to a gripping story that possesses many of the elements of fiction--except that it's all too true."

--San Francisco Chronicle

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780449912409
Author:
Potok, Chaim
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Slepak, Leonid
Author:
Slepak, Vladimir
Author:
Slepak, Alexander
Author:
Slepak, Maria
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Jewish Communists.
Subject:
Refuseniks.
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Jews -- Soviet Union.
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
925
Publication Date:
19970908
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.29x5.59x.63 in. .53 lbs.

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