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The Archivist's Story

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
It is Moscow in 1939. In the recesses of the infamous Lubyanka prison, a young archivist is sent to verify the authorship of an unfinished story, confiscated from one of the many political prisoners there. The writer is Isaac Babel. The great author of "Red Cavalry" is spending his last days forbidden to write, his final works consigned to the archivist, Pavel Dubrov - who will ultimately be charged with destroying them. Pavel, a former schoolmaster and lover of literature, a reluctant minion in Stalin's system, makes a reckless decision: he will save the last stories of the writer he admires, whatever the cost. Pavel's daring in the face of a vast bureaucracy of evil invigorates a life that had slowly lost its meaning, even as it guarantees his almost certain undoing. A story of suspicion, courage and unexpected grace, "The Archivist's Story" is ultimately a tribute to the enduring power of the written word.


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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Archivist's Story (Historical Fiction)
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August 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The Archivist's Story
Author(s): Travis Holland
ISBN: 0-7475-9497-X / 978-0-7475-9497-0 (UK edition)
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Archivist's Story
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ISBN: 0-7475-9320-5 / 978-0-7475-9320-1 (UK edition)
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Archivist's Story: A Novel
Author(s): Travis Holland
ISBN: 0-385-33996-8 / 978-0-385-33996-4 (USA edition)
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Archivist's Story
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ISBN: 0-7475-9225-X / 978-0-7475-9225-9 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Archivist's Story
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ISBN: 0-7531-2916-7 / 978-0-7531-2916-6 (UK edition)
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Title: The Archivist's Story: A Novel
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