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The Flute Player

(1979)
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Set in totalitarian Leningrad - but is doesn't matter, it could be any anti-art state, this is a rich and fast moving story of Elena, the flute player, who keeps alive the persecuted creative spirit of a generation of artists. She is the one constant in their lives, the inspiration, sexually and emotionally generous, at once a muse and a whore.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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