Heads You Win (Hardback)Jeffrey Archer (author)
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Leningrad, Russia, 1968.
Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin...
In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 45 mm
'Probably the greatest storyteller of our age.' - Mail on Sunday
'If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win.' - Daily Telegraph
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I did enjoy this book and the characters, I just felt lost at times and that I had read this kind of plot before.
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I must confess that I have been a fan of Mr Archer's books for quite a while and enjoyed being pulled into them unable to put them down. "Heads You Win" frankly left me wondering why he would try the... More
From its beginning in Leningrad in 1968 this is, at its heart, traditional, solid storytelling at its most entertaining, following three decades in the life of a Russian immigrant whose future is determined at a... More
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