Maidenhair - Mikhail Shishkin

Maidenhair

Mikhail Shishkin

Book Summary

Day after day the Russian asylum-seekers sit across from the interpreter and Peter�the Swiss officers who guard the gates to paradise�and tell of the atrocities they�ve suffered, or that they�ve invented, or heard from someone else. These stories of escape, war, and violence intermingle with the interpreter�s own reading: a history of an ancient Persian war; letters sent t

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