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The Book of Anna

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The Book of Anna

By  Carmen Boullosa , Translator  Samantha Schnee
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Saint Petersburg, 1905. Behind the gates of the Karenin Palace, Sergei, son of Anna Karenina, meets Tolstoy in his dreams and finds reminders of his mother everywhere: the vivid portrait that the tsar intends to acquire and the opium-infused manuscripts Anna wrote just before her death, which open a trapdoor to a wild feminist fairy tale. Across the city, Clementine, an anarchist seamstress, and Father Gapon, the charismatic leader of the proletariat, plan protests that embroil the downstairs members of the Karenin household in their plots and tip the country ever closer to revolution. Boullosa tells a polyphonic and subversive tale of the Russian revolution through the lens of Tolstoy's most beloved work.

ISBN: 9781566895774

ISBN-10: 9781566895774

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Publication Date: 04/14/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/14/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 200

Language: English

Categories

Literary

Historical - General

Political