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Dreams of My Russian Summers

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Every summer, young Andrei visits his grandmother, Charlotte Lemmonier, whom he loves dearly. In a dusty village overlooking the vast Russian steppes, she captivates her grandson and the other children of the village with wondrous tales—watching Proust play tennis in Neuilly, Tsar Nicholas IIs visit to Paris, French president Felix Faure dying in the arms of his mistress. But from his mysterious grandmother, Andrei also learns of a Russia he has never known: a country of famine and misery, brutal injustice, and the hopeless chaos of war.

Enthralled, he weaves her stories into his own secret universe of memory and dream. She creates for him a vivid portrait of the France of her childhood, a distant Atlantis far more elegant, carefree, and stimulating than Russia in the 1970s and ‘80s. Her warm, artful memories of her homeland and of books captivate Andrei. Absorbed in this vision, he becomes an outsider in his own country, and eventually a restless traveler around Europe. Dreams of My Russian Summers is an epic full of passion and tenderness, pain and heartbreak, mesmerizing in every way.

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Andrew Makine's luminous and haunting novel--a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.

About the Author

Andrei Makine was born in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in 1957 and has lived in France since 1987. With his fourth novel, Le Testament Français, he became the first author to win both of France's top literary prizes, the Prix Goncourt and Prix Médicis. It has gone on to sell more than a million copies and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He divides his time between Paris and a village in Southwestern France.

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9781611450545
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Makine, Andrei
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