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Fiction. History. Winner of the AWP Award for the Novel. Foreword by Mary Gaitskill. Tadek Gradinski grows up witnessing the multiple invasions and crimes of World War II sweep over his village. After the war, at fourteen, he begins to run messages and guns for the anti-Stalin diehards still hiding in the woods. At seventeen he's leading a double life, falling in love with a village girl, and dreaming about marriage and a job, while spying on NKVD agents at night. But someone betrays the partisans: their camp is destroyed; Tadek is arrested, tortured, and swept away into the Gulag with a twenty-five year sentence.
Number of Pages: 571
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: History, Soviet Union
Publisher: Univ Pr of New England
Author: Charles M. Boyer
Street Date: January 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7154
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