Schick einen Gruß, zuweilen durch die Sterne: Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Überleben in Zeiten des Terrors
Publish date: August 27th 2012
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: Deutsch
I loved this account of an incredible story of two people who manage to stay together against all the odds. I have read fuller more horrifying accounts of the gulags (not least, The Gulag Archipelago), but this brings it all home to life. Wonderful.
Non-fiction! Years of letters between Lev, a political prisoner in the Gulag, and Sveta, his girlfriend. It’s an amazing story and a glimpse into a world most of us can’t even imagine. Figues does a great job of weaving the letters together and providing them with context while letting Lev & Sveta’s...
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by the same author was very good.