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The Innocent By David Szalay

The Innocent by David Szalay

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Summary

It is 1948 and Aleksandr, a major in the MGB (the forerunner of the KGB) is sent to an isolated psychiatric clinic to investigate one of the patients there. The patient is a man long presumed dead - a now severely incapacitated veteran of the Second World War, who seems unable to remember any of his past.

The Innocent Summary

The Innocent by David Szalay

It is 1948 and Aleksandr, a major in the MGB (the forerunner of the KGB) is sent to an isolated psychiatric clinic to investigate one of the patients there. The patient is a man long presumed dead - a now severely incapacitated veteran of the Second World War, who seems unable to remember any of his past. Twenty-four years later, Aleksandr is haunted by the case. With his Stalinist faith under threat as the Cold War recedes, he interrogates his memories and the effect the case had on himself and on those he loved most.

The Innocent Reviews

A psychologically intricate, flawlessly researched tale of Stalin's legacy through the eyes of a disillusioned old communist. It felt as English as Le Carre with its elegant Cold War scene-setting and quiet but intense emotional range. -- Melissa Katsoulis * Times *
This is a double headed story that is both sad and compelling -- Nina Caplan * Timeout *
Szalay weaves a multilayered narrative ripe with period detail... A challenging thriller... Gripping * Metro *
Impressive... Still in his mid-thirties, Szalay will surely soon be adding more prizes to his Betty Trask * The Sunday Times *
Szalay moves skilfully across time and shows that history's end is not prophesied in books, but written in the wind -- Steven Martin * The Big Issue *

About David Szalay

David Szalay is the author of four previous works of fiction: Spring, The Innocent, London and the South-East, for which he was awarded the Betty Trask and Geoffrey Faber Memorial prizes, and All That Man Is, for which he was awarded the Gordon Burn prize and Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. Born in Canada, he grew up in London, and now lives in Budapest.

Additional information

GOR001972141
The Innocent by David Szalay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2010-08-05
192
0099515881
9780099515883
N/A
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