The Innocent (Paperback)
  • The Innocent (Paperback)
zoom

The Innocent (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 05/08/2010
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
It is 1948 and Aleksandr, a major in the MGB (the forerunner of the KGB) is sent to an isolated psychiatric clinic to investigate one of the patients there. The patient is a man long presumed dead - a now severely incapacitated veteran of the Second World War, who seems unable to remember any of his past. Twenty-four years later, Aleksandr is haunted by the case. With his Stalinist faith under threat as the Cold War recedes, he interrogates his memories and the effect the case had on himself and on those he loved most.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099515883
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A psychologically intricate, flawlessly researched tale of Stalin's legacy through the eyes of a disillusioned old communist. It felt as English as Le Carre with its elegant Cold War scene-setting and quiet but intense emotional range. -- Melissa Katsoulis * Times *
This is a double headed story that is both sad and compelling -- Nina Caplan * Timeout *
Szalay weaves a multilayered narrative ripe with period detail... A challenging thriller... Gripping * Metro *
Impressive... Still in his mid-thirties, Szalay will surely soon be adding more prizes to his Betty Trask * The Sunday Times *
Szalay moves skilfully across time and shows that history's end is not prophesied in books, but written in the wind -- Steven Martin * The Big Issue *

You may also be interested in...

Middle England
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Grown Ups
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Familiars
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Once Upon a River
Added to basket
The Binding
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Inside Story
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Grown Ups
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
An American Marriage
Added to basket
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Daisy Jones and The Six
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Late in the Day
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Rose Petal Summer
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Queenie
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.