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Synopses & Reviews

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

Synopsis:

Chronicles the stormy lives of a Jewish father and son in the Soviet Union, profiling Solomon Slepak, an old-guard Bolshevik, and his son Voldya, a "refusenik" persecuted and imprisoned for trying to leave the Soviet Union

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307575517
Subtitle:
Chronicles of the Slepak Family
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Slepak, Leonid
Author:
Leonid Slepak
Author:
Slepak, Vladimir
Author:
Vladimir Slepak
Author:
Slepak, Alexander
Author:
Potok, Chaim
Author:
Chaim Potok
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Jewish Communists.
Subject:
Refuseniks.
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Jews -- Soviet Union.
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19970908
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Religion » Judaism » History

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"Synopsis" by , Chronicles the stormy lives of a Jewish father and son in the Soviet Union, profiling Solomon Slepak, an old-guard Bolshevik, and his son Voldya, a "refusenik" persecuted and imprisoned for trying to leave the Soviet Union
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