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andlt;iandgt;A Mountain of Crumbsandlt;/iandgt; is the moving story of a young Soviet girl's discovery of the hidden truths of adulthood and her country's profound political deception. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Elena, born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, finds her passion in the complexity of the English language — but in the Soviet Union of the 1960s, such a passion verges on the subversive. Elena's home is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars. Instead, it is a nation humiliated by its first faltering steps after World War II, putting up appearances for the sake of its regime and fighting to retain its pride. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In this deeply affecting memoir, Elena re-creates the world that both oppressed and inspired her. She recounts stories passed down to her about the horrors of the Bolshevik Revolution and probes the daily deprivations and small joys of her family's bunkerlike existence. Through Elena's captivating voice, we learn not only the personal story of Russia in the second half of the twentieth century, but also the story of one rebellious citizen whose love of a foreign language finally transports her to a new world.

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Elena Gorokhova grows up in 1960's Leningrad where she discovers that beauty and passion can be found in unexpected places in Soviet Russia.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Elena Gorokhovaandlt;/Bandgt; grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia,andnbsp;although for most of her life it was known to her as Leningrad. At the age ofandnbsp;twenty-four she married an American and came to the United States with only aandnbsp;twenty kilogram suitcase to start a new life.andnbsp;She currentlyandnbsp;lives in New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439125670
Author:
Gorokhova, Elena
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Family
Subject:
History
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Saint petersburg (russia)
Subject:
Saint Petersburg (Russia) History.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Elena Gorokhova, Russian Tattoo, Mountain of Crumbs, Russian, Russia, immigrant, memoir, Iron Curtain, Soviet, mother, daughter, Bolshevik Revolution, Communist Party, American Dream, non-fiction,
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Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8pp b-w insert
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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