The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
The story of Alexander Bayliss, a British citizen arrested for spying in the Soviet Union in the 1950s. Presumed dead by the British Government, he survives 20 years in a Soviet labour camp. Eventually freed, he finds he has no reason to return to the west, and becomes a local schoolmaster.
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December 1998 : USA Hardback
October 2000 : USA Paperback
April 1998 : UK Paperback
May 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Industry of Souls: A Novel
Author(s): Martin Booth
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books