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A Hero's Daughter

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
A stunning drama of hope and disillusionment by 'a giant of global literature' In World War II Ivan Demidov won the Red Army's highest award for bravery, that of Hero of the Soviet Union. But the decades following the War have brought him a life of hardship, alleviated only by his pride in this achievement and the modest privileges granted to War veterans. His daughter, Olya, on the other hand, born in 1961 and trained as a linguist, takes up a post as an interpreter at Moscow's International Business Center with access to a metropolitan lifestyle beyond the dreams of her parents. The only catch is that her job involves servicing foreign businessmen around the clock and passing on information about them to the KGB. This is a stunning drama of disillusionment and tension between the two generations: the one that grew up under Stalin and saw its faith in him crumble and the one that grew up under Brezhnev, fixated on the glamour of the West and its material goods. Makine's vivid and authentic evocation of daily life in post-war Soviet Russia matches in its intensity the portraits of nineteenth-century Russian life offered by Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"[It] carries the unmistakable stamp of historical and human truth ... subtle and powerful." - Jessica Mann


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Hardback Editions

August 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: A Hero's Daughter
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 1-84395-886-4 / 978-1-84395-886-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Hero's Daughter
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 0-340-75127-4 / 978-0-340-75127-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hero's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 1-55970-687-2 / 978-1-55970-687-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Hero's Daughter
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 1-61145-878-1 / 978-1-61145-878-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Hero's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 1-61145-256-2 / 978-1-61145-256-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Hero's Daughter
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 0-340-75128-2 / 978-0-340-75128-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Hero's Daughter
Author(s): Andrei Makine
ISBN: 0-340-83657-1 / 978-0-340-83657-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Hero's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Andrei Makine
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

August 2003 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Hero's Daughter
Author(s): Andrei Makine
Publisher: Arcade
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