Makine, Andreï

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The Woman Who Waited
A Novel
By Andreï Makine
(Arcade Publishing)
A moving, utterly captivating love story: Romeo and Juliet as if told by Chekhov or Dostoevsky. In a remote Russian village a woman waits, as she has waited for almost three decades, for the man she loves to return. Near the end of World War II, nineteen-year-old Boris Koptek left the village to join... [READ MORE]
The Crime of Olga Arbyelina
A Novel
By Andreï Makine
(Arcade Publishing)
The summer of ’47. In the sleepy town of Villiers-la-Forêt, roughly an hour from Paris, the peaceful radiance of the day is interrupted by the discovery that, along a nearby riverbank, the body of a man has washed up, a gaping wound in his skull. Beside him rests a beautiful, nearly bare-breasted woman,... [READ MORE]
The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme
A Novel
By Andreï Makine, Translated by Geoffrey Strachan
(Arcade Publishing)
With this novel, Andreï Makine, whose work has been compared to that of Balzac, Chekhov, Pasternak, and Proust, brings to a stunning conclusion his epic trilogy that began with Dreams of My Russian Summers and continued with Requiem for a Lost Empire. The novel opens in 1942, in a burning, gutted Stalingrad,... [READ MORE]
Confessions of a Fallen Standard-Bearer
A Novel
By Andreï Makine
(Arcade Publishing)
They are virtual brothers, Arkady and Alyosha, young pioneers in Stalin's postwar world, marching to the clarion call of socialism, to the stirring beat of the drums. The future, they are assured, is bright and beautiful. But what, then, are those endless miles of barbed wire they encounter everywhere... [READ MORE]
Requiem for a Lost Empire
A Novel
By Andreï Makine
(Arcade Publishing)
In this remarkable novel, which spans eighty years of the twentieth century, Andreï Makine describes, beautifully but unsparingly, the almost uninterrupted succession of violence, misery, and horror that has been visited on the Russian people since the October Revolution of 1917. For those quick to forget,... [READ MORE]
A Hero's Daughter: A Novel
By Andrei Makine
(Arcade Publishing)
A novel showing the lasting and devastating effects of Stalin's brutal reign of terror.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire,... [READ MORE]
Human Love
A Novel
By Andreï Makine
(Arcade Publishing)
Love for another person. Love for humanity as a whole. Are the two compatible or mutually exclusive? In his most ambitious novel since Dreams of My Russian Summers, Andreï Makine takes us into the heart of Africa. His hero is Elias Almeida, a black revolutionary whose father was killed when Elias was... [READ MORE]
Music of a Life
A Novel
By Andreï Makine
(Arcade Publishing)
A brief but extraordinarily powerful novel by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summers and Requiem for a Lost Empire, Music of a Life is set in the period just before, and two decades after, World War II.Alexeï Berg’s father is a well-known dramatist, his mother a famous opera singer. But during Stalin’s... [READ MORE]
Dreams of My Russian Summers
A Novel
By Andreï Makine, Translated by Geoffrey Strachan
(Arcade Publishing)
Every summer, young Andrei visits his grandmother, Charlotte Lemmonier, whom he loves dearly. In a dusty village overlooking the vast Russian steppes, she captivates her grandson and the other children of the village with wondrous tales—watching Proust play tennis in Neuilly, Tsar Nicholas II’s visit... [READ MORE]
Once Upon the River Love
A Novel
By Andreï Makine, Translated by Geoffrey Strachan
(Arcade Publishing)
In the immense virgin pine forests of Siberia, where the snows of winter are vast and endless, sits the little village of Svetlaya. Once, the village had been larger, more prosperous, but time and the pendulum of history had reduced it by the 1970s to no more than a cluster of izbas.But for three young... [READ MORE]
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