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Helen Dunmore's astoundingly beautiful new drama of two intertwined love stories unfolding during the 1941 siege on Leningrad has already been deemed a pinnacle in [her] fiction, and in the year's fiction too (The Telegraph) and a world-class novel (The Times). At once epic and intimate, The Siege is a modern masterpiece. Sudden news of a German attack rips the Levin family — twenty-two-year-old Anna; her young brother, Kolya; and their father, Mikhail — from their countryside retreat, throwing their world into unimagined turmoil. Soon all of Leningrad is trapped by the besieging German army, but daily life must go on. While Kolya plays with his toy fort, his tiny body grows cruelly thin. While Anna dreams of an artist's life, she forages for food in the ever more desperate city. Likewise, Dunmore's lush, lyrical appreciation of life's comforts — a fire in the hearth, jam on the tongue — dwells in The Siege even amid the darkest despair. Before the siege is over, a mysterious ex-actress (Mikhail's onetime lover) and a gentle young doctor (Anna's true love, perhaps) come to the Levins' frozen little apartment. Not all of the five will survive, but their struggle and their tragedy will ultimately bear hope for a new beginning. Helen Dunmore brilliantly shows us war as seen through the eyes of ordinary people while bravely extending her range (The Daily Mail). The Siege is a profoundly moving celebration of love, life, and survival.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802117007
Author:
Dunmore, Helen
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sieges
Subject:
Fiction (general)
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Saint Petersburg
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
183
Publication Date:
January 9, 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.55x5.81x1.08 in. 1.02 lbs.

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