Brief Loves That Live Forever (Paperback)
  • Brief Loves That Live Forever (Paperback)
zoom

Brief Loves That Live Forever (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 176 Pages
Published: 03/04/2014
  • 5+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him - a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era gives way to Perestroika and the fall of Communism, the orphan uncovers the truth behind the life of Dmitri Ress, whose tragic fate embodies the unbreakable bond between love and freedom.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781780870496
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 200 x 135 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A poignant, poetically charged picture of a repressive society, leavened only by the freedom and possibilities of love' Mail on Sunday. - Mail on Sunday

'Makine's prose is both spare and meditative, and leads us deep into the memories of a world that is now gone' Gillian Slovo, Observer. - Observer

'I would rather read Andreï Makine than any other novelist of our time ... This new short, beautiful book is as good as anything he has written' Allan Massie, Scotsman. - Scotsman

You may also be interested in...

Demon Copperhead
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Happy Place
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Close to Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Antarctica
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Satsuma Complex
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Last Devil to Die
Added to basket
£22.00   £16.99
Hardback
Strange Sally Diamond
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Secret History
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
This Family
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Once Upon A Broken Heart
Added to basket
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
The Marriage Portrait
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Bride
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Old God's Time
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Prophet Song
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback

“Fine writing”

The author recalls a series of tender and often transient encounters set against a backdrop of political oppression. They reflect great humanity and compassion and the ability to transcend hardships imposed on us from... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 13

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: