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Brief Loves That Live Forever

(2013)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
A beautifully observed and moving account of love and the human spirit in the Soviet era

In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him-a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era gives way to perestroika and the fall of Communism, the orphan uncovers the truth behind the life of Dmitri Ress, whose tragic fate embodies the unbreakable bond between love and freedom.

"Makine has been compared to Stendhal, Tolstoy and Proust; our best historians of the Soviet era queue up to pronounce him one of the finest living writers on the period; and he is regularly tipped to be among the contenders for the next Nobel in literature." -The Daily Telegraph

 
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Used availability for Andrei Makine's Brief Loves That Live Forever


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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Brief Loves That Live Forever
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 0-85705-176-8 / 978-0-85705-176-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brief Loves That Live Forever: A Novel
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 1-55597-712-X / 978-1-55597-712-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Brief Loves That Live Forever
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 1-78087-049-3 / 978-1-78087-049-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Brief Loves That Live Forever: A Novel
Author(s): Andrei Makine
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Brief Loves That Live Forever
Author(s): Andrei Makine
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


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