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Dust and Ashes

Rybakov, Anatoli Naumovich

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ISBN 10: 0316763799 / ISBN 13: 9780316763790
Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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6¼"x9½"; 473 pages; The binding and pages are clean, tight and square. There is no underlining, highlighting or margin notes. Upper back outside corner very slightly bumped, dustjacket has some edgewear and chipping to spine ends, with clear polyester book jacket cover. Bookseller Inventory # 001844

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Title: Dust and Ashes

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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The epic sequel to the best-selling Children of the Arbat follows the experiences of a Soviet tank commander in World War II as he fights his way from Siberia to Stalingrad and onward to Berlin.

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This novel can stand alone, though the trilogy is best read in sequence. The whole makes a Tolstoy-scale epic of Soviet life, from the idealism of youth, through the confronting of reality, to a beaten disillusion. This last volume covers the bloody decade from Stalin's Terror to the turning point of World War II in 1943. Against this depressing backdrop, however, Rybakov creates romantic tension and suspense, as the reader roots for the coming together again of Sasha, the protagonist of the earlier volumes, and his still beloved Varya. Rybakov is an old-fashioned storyteller, with a keen sense of the compelling detail.

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