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The Woman Who Waited
Andrei Makine
Georges Borchadt
Geoffrey Strachan
Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Sceptre
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340837375
Price : 699

About the book
When a young, rebellious writer from Leningrad arrives in a remote Russian village to study local customs, one woman stands out: Vera, who has been waiting thirty years for her lover to return from the Second World War. As fascinated as he is appalled by the fruitless fidelity of this still beautiful woman, he sets out to win her affections. But the better he thinks understands her the more she surprises him, and the more he gains uncomfortable insights into himself. Lyrically evoking the haunting beauty of the Archangel region, Makine tells a timeless story of the human heart and its capacity for enduring love, selfish passion and cowardly betrayal.
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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....(+)

Georges Borchadt
Andreï Makine was born in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in 1957, but sought asylum in France in 1987. While initially sleeping rough in Paris he was writing his first novel, A HERO'S DAUGHTER, which was eve...(+)
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...(+)