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The Kukotsky Enigma

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Translated from the Russian by Diane Nemec Ignashev

The central character in Ludmila Ulitskaya’s celebrated novel The Kukotsky Enigma is a gynecologist contending with Stalin’s prohibition of abortions in 1936. But, in the tradition of Russia’s great family novels, the story encompasses the history of two families and unfolds in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the ruins of ancient civilizations on the Black Sea. Their lives raise profound questions about family heritage and genetics, nurture and nature, and life and death. In his struggle to maintain his professional integrity and to keep his work from dividing his family, Kukotsky confronts the moral complexity of reproductive science. Winner of the 2001 Russian Booker Prize and the basis for a blockbuster television miniseries, The Kukotsky Enigma is an engrossing, searching novel by one of contemporary literature’s most brilliant writers.

Genre: General Fiction

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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kukotsky Enigma: A Novel
Author(s): Ludmila Ulitskaya
ISBN: 0-8101-3348-2 / 978-0-8101-3348-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kukotsky Enigma: A Novel
Author(s): Ludmila Ulitskaya
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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