The People's Act of Love
by James Meek, a review from Powells.com by Gerry Donaghy.
"There is a moment in James Meek's superb novel The People's Act of Love when the widow Anna Petrovna is pondering her past choices and the future that lay before her. Meek writes, 'Anna did not believe in new worlds, but she could not help wanting to be with men and women who did.' Set in 1919, in the shadow of both the Great War and the Russian Revolution, The People's Act of Love chronicles the convergence in northern Siberia of characters with substantially differing viewpoints as to what shape this new world should take." Read the entire Powells.com review.