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Oranges for the Son of Alexander Levy

Oranges for the Son of Alexander Levy

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Checkovian in its deceptive lightness, Nella Bielski's fiction is a uniquely feminine meditation on death and absence: the absence of the heroine's husband Paul, of the intense life of her childhood in wartime Russia, and her youth in Moscow, of friends and family who have vanished behind the tundra of the Gulag, of parents who loved her. Yet running like a powerful current throughout is the energy of life itself, precious in the details of its very everydayness. Politics are a part of this life, shaping it without ever occupying its centre, like Alexander Levy whose crime it was to invent a simple dream of a tolerable existence. Nella Bielski's novel, like the best of poetry, illumines the ordinary and asserts, against painful odds the value of living.

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Hardback Editions

November 1982 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Oranges for the Son of Alexander Levy
Author(s): Nella Bielski
ISBN: 0-906495-70-9 / 978-0-906495-70-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Writers and Readers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2000 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Oranges for the Son of Alexander Levy/Isabelle
Author(s): Nella Bielski
ISBN: 1-900850-33-8 / 978-1-900850-33-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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October 1987 : UK Paperback
Title: Oranges for the Son of Alexander Levy (International Fiction)
Author(s): Nella Bielski
ISBN: 0-906495-71-7 / 978-0-906495-71-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Writers & Readers
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