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- DescriptionProfessor Anfilogov, a wealthy and emotionless man, sets out on an expedition to unearth priceless rubies that one else has been able to locate. Young Krylov, a talented gem cutter who Anfilogov had taken under his wing, is seeing off his mentor at the train station when he is drawn to a mysterious stranger who calls herself Tanya. A scandalous affair ensues, but trouble arises in the shape of Krylov's ex-wife Tamara and a spy who appears at the lovers' every rendezvous. As events unfold, Krylov begins to learn more than he bargained for about the women in his life and realizes why he recognizes the spy from somewhere deep within his past. Meanwhile, Anfilogov's expedition reveals ugly truths about man's disregard for nature and the disasters stemming from insatiable greed Olga Slavnikova stuns with this engaging and remarkable tale of love, obsession, murder, and the lengths people will go to get what they want.
- Author BiographyOlga Slavnikova was born in 1957 near Ekaterinburg. She won the Russian Booker prize in 2006 for 2017. Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning translator of Russian fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art.
- Author(s)Olga Slavnikova
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication06/06/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOverlook Press
- Weight671 g
- Width167 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Translated byMs Marian Schwartz
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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