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I Heard Lenin Laugh By Martin Sixsmith

I Heard Lenin Laugh by Martin Sixsmith

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The stunning new novel from the author of Spin

I Heard Lenin Laugh Summary

I Heard Lenin Laugh by Martin Sixsmith

Hello. And pleasure to meet you. My name Yevgeny.

Yevgeny, yes. But my friends they call me Zhenya.

Now, where was I born? In Vitebsk.

You want know about Vitebsk?

OK. Start thinking about famous painter, Marc Chagall. Now you see Vitebsk: it got cows flying over roofs of houses playing violins and green sheep smiling very large. Alright, only joking.

In the looking glass world of the old Soviet reality, the future is certain. But the past is unpredictable and the truth a negotiable commodity.

Into this changeable environment comes young Zhenya Gorevich, struggling to embrace a supposed Communist utopia. When his mother confesses the unlikely secret of his parentage, he determines to escape Russia and find his long-lost father. His impossible quest will take him from provincial Vitebsk to Moscow and beyond, as he tries desperately to find a way to get to swinging London and reclaim his noble birthright.

Culminating with the 1966 World Cup in England, Martin Sixsmith has written a playful, yet strikingly poignant story of one man's life journey combining the classic tradition of Russian satire with his own wry humour.

About Martin Sixsmith

Martin Sixsmith was born in Cheshire and educated at Oxford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. From 1980-1997, he worked for the BBC, as he was the Corporation's correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. From 1997-2002, he worked for the Government as Director of Communications and Press Secretary first to Harriet Harman, then to Alistair Darling and finally to Stephen Byers. He is now a writer, presenter and journalist.

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GOR010838057
9781405041218
1405041218
I Heard Lenin Laugh by Martin Sixsmith
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2006-07-07
336
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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