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<p><b>From the critically acclaimed author of <i>Oblivion</i> comes <i>Year of the Comet</i>, a story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse.</b></p><p> An idyllic childhood takes a sinister turn. Rumours of a serial killer haunt the neighbourhood, families pack up and leave town without a word of warning, and the country begins to unravel. Policemen stand by as protesters overtake the streets, knowing that the once awe-inspiring symbols of power they wear on their helmets have become devoid of meaning.</p><p>Lebedev depicts a vast empire coming apart at the seams, transforming a very public moment into something tender and personal, and writes with stunning beauty and shattering insight about childhood and the growing consciousness of a boy in the world.</p>

ISBN
9781800249240
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Fiction
Published
Pages
272
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<p>A story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse.</p>

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'Examines the psychological trauma Stalinism continues to unleash – even on those who never lived during his reign ... Antonina W. Bouis has translated the best of Soviet and post-Soviet writings [...] and the ease with which she renders Mr. Lebedev's prose creates the illusion that both his novels were originally written in English'

Wall Street Journal

'Depicts objects in a stunningly, almost freakishly precise way, coaxing the metaphysical to express itself through the material ... In <i>The Year of the Comet</i>, coming of age is not about first love, or the discovery of sexuality, it is rather about the fatefulness of action'

Times Literary Supplement

'<i>The Year of the Comet</i> is a touching portrait of bonds that span generations'

World Literature Today

'This gorgeously written, unsettling novel – a rare work about the fall of the Soviet Union as told through the eyes of a child – leaves us with a fresh understanding of that towering moment in recent history'

Kirkus Reviews

'This is a smart, convincing, and affecting novel'

Publishers Weekly

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ISBN
9781800249226
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eBook
Title
The Year of the Comet
ISBN
9781800249240
Format
Paperback
Title
The Year of the Comet
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<p>Extremely well reviewed on its first outing in 2017.</p>

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129
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198
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