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The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme
Carole Welch
Andrei Makine
Geoffrey Strachan
Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Sceptre
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340831267
Price : 575

About the book
In present-day France a Russian writer recalls his harsh childhood at a Stalingrad orphanage in the 1960s and the old Frenchwoman, a family friend, whose tales fed his dreams of a better world. One story in particular has stayed with him: that of her brief, passionate affair, during World War II, with the French fighter pilot Jacques Dorme, who subsequently died in a plane crash in the Siberian mountains. So the narrator decides to retrace Jacques Dorme's steps, beginning a journey which leads him not only to revisit the land of his birth but also to see his adopted homeland in an unflattering new light. A profound and moving novel about the dangers of ideology and of war, delivered with humour, sensuousness and great lyricism.
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Carole Welch
Born in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in 1957, Andreï Makine has lived in France since seeking asylum there in 1987. DAUGHTER OF A SOVIET HERO, his first novel, was originally published in French in 1990 an...(+)
Andrei Makine

Andrei Makine was born in Siberia in 1957, and taught at the University of Novgorod. In 1987 he left the Soviet Union and sought asylum in France, where he lived rough before finding teaching work....(+)

Geoffrey Strachan
Andreï Makine was born in Siberia in 1957, and taught at the University of Novgorod. In 1987 he left the Soviet Union and sought asylum in France, where he lived rough before finding teaching work. H...(+)