The Line - Olga Grushin

What would be worth organizing your entire life around for the slimmest chance of success? In Brezhnev-era Russia, a rumor spreads that the celebrated composer Selinsky is returning from the West for a single concert. Waiting for endless months in the faint hope of obtaining a precious ticket powerfully affects the lives of one family and those they meet while standing in The Line. As in The Dream Life of Sukhanov, Olga Grushin here reveals her gift for emotive and beautiful language. This time she evokes the mood of the Thaw, with its cautious hope and lingering suspicion, its artistic appreciation, and its harsh and sometimes brutal pragmatism.

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ISBN: 9780143118558
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2011