Siberian Education (Paperback)
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Siberian Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 19/05/2011
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By the age of six, Nicolai Lilin had been given his first 'pike knife' by an uncle, and by the age of twelve, he had been convicted of attempted murder . . .

Nicolai Lilin gained his 'education' as a member of the Siberian Urkas - a small and tight-knit community of 'honest criminals' in a forgotten corner of Eastern Europe . . .

Siberian Education is his tale of an extreme childhood - exotic, violent and completely unique.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847679338
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Edition: Main


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Lilin's astonishing account of his life takes you into some very strange worlds; frightening, violent and yet with spirited moments of redemption which both offer hope and keep you reading . . .a breath-taking memoir. -- Misha Glenny * * Mail on Sunday * *
Terrifying, fascinating, horrific and violent - Lilin's memoir is an eye-opening and gripping account of a childhood spent in the brutal Siberian underworld. -- Simon Sebag-Montifiore, author of Young Stalin
Force yourself to forget about categories of good and evil, you have to just be there and read . . . produces a thrill of pleasure that is hard to forget. -- Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah
Lilin's tale pulls no punches...a highly recommended account. * * Sunday Business Post * *
Nicolai Lilin's Siberian Education (Norton) paints a phantasmagorical picture of Transnistria, a former Soviet region where a subculture of "honest criminals" has long flourished. Lilin writes of this ritualized, xenophobic, gun-and-cross-toting milieu, "Our philosophy of life has a close relation to death; children are taught that taking someone else's life or dying are perfectly acceptable things, if there is a good reason. -- Lisa Shea * * Elle * *
With its exhaustive descriptions of ritual and tradition, Siberian Education at times resembles a work of cultural anthropology . . . Lilin has constructed Siberian Education as a Russian nesting doll, with stories unfolding inside of other stories, which yield yet more stories. -- Joshua Yaffa * * Wall Street Journal * *

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