Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev

Oblivion Paperback Jan 21 2016

By Sergei Lebedev
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In one of the first twenty-first century Russian novels to probe the legacy of the Soviet prison camp system, a young man travels to the vast wastelands of the Far North to uncover the truth about a shadowy neighbor who saved his life, and whom he knows only as Grandfather II. What he finds, among the forgotten mines and decrepit barracks of former gulags, is a world relegated to oblivion, where it is easier to ignore both the victims and the executioners than to come to terms with a terrible past. This disturbing tale evokes the great and ruined beauty of a land where man and machine worked in tandem with nature to destroy millions of lives during the Soviet century. Emerging from today's Russia, where the ills of the past are being forcefully erased from public memory, this masterful novel represents an epic literary attempt to rescue history from the brink of oblivion. Sergei Lebedev was born in Moscow in 1981 and worked for seven years on geological expeditions in northern Russia and Central Asia. His first novel, Oblivion, has been translated into many languages.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
New Vessel Press
Publication date
Jan 21 2016
Language
English
Pages
300
ISBN-13
9781939931252
ISBN-10
1939931258
Weight
285g
Dimensions
136.0mm x 203.0mm