The Last and the First

by Nina Berberova

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Published 29th July 2021

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Description

On a crisp September morning, trouble comes to the Gorbatovs’ farm. Having fled the ruins of the Russian Revolution, they have endured crushing labour to set up a small farm in Provence. For young Ilya Stepanovich, this is to be the future of Russian life in France; for some of his Paris-dwelling countrymen, it is a betrayal of roots, culture and the path back to the motherland.

Now, with the arrival of a letter from the capital and a figure from the family’s past, their fragile stability is threatened by a plot to lure Ilya’s step-brother Vasya back to Russia. In prose of masterful poise and restraint, Nina Berberova dramatises the passionate internal struggles of a generation of Russian émigrés.

Additional information

Weight0.3 kg

Translated by Marian Schwartz

ISBN:9781782276975

Genre:Classics / Fiction

Format:Paperback

Pages:224

Published:29-07-2021