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Snowdrops - A.D. Miller
Snowdrops
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Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers. Nick has a confession. When he worked as a... show more
Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers. Nick has a confession. When he worked as a high-flying British lawyer in Moscow, he was seduced by Masha, an enigmatic woman who led him through her city: the electric nightclubs and intimate dachas, the human kindnesses and state-wide corruption. Yet as Nick fell for Masha, he found that he fell away from himself; he knew that she was dangerous, but life in Russia was addictive, and it was too easy to bury secrets - and corpses - in the winter snows...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781848874534 (1848874537)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
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1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it
0.0 Snowdrops
I'm curious to see why this Man Booker Prize (short list) nominee has such a low rating (by GR standards).
snipkin
snipkin rated it
4.0 Snowdrops
I really enjoyed this book. Set in a recent snow-bound Russian winter, a 'literary thriller' where an English, through an act of kindness and trying to do the good thing, finds himself caught up in legally questionable activities. The author is a Russian correspondent for The Economist.
Read a Book
Read a Book rated it
4.0 Bitterer Beigeschmack - paralysiertes Lesen
Inhalt: Nick dachte, er kennt die Stadt. Seit vier Jahren arbeitet der junge, erfolgreiche Londoner Anwalt in Moskau. Abends trinkt er mit reichen Geschäftspartnern Wodka und führt ein etwas zielloses Leben. Doch mit Mascha verändert sich alles. Sie zeigt ihm, wie dunkel und glitzernd, berauschend u...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
Despite not having any first hand knowledge of Russia, I felt it evoked powerfully the "Wild East" of post-Glasnost Russia - and this is one of the book's great strengths. The other being that the story is a compelling, well written page turner.The book is written as if Nicholas, the English expat ...
Cushla
Cushla rated it
Snowdrop (n):An early-flowering bulbous plant, having a white pendent flower. Moscow slang. A corpse that lies buried or hidden in the winter snows, emerging only in the thaw. Nick Platt is an English lawyer living in Moscow during the wild Russian oil boom. Riding the subway on a balmy September da...
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