About this book
Set in Leningrad 1952, this is a gripping and deeply moving portrait of life in post-war Soviet Russia, showing the epic struggle of ordinary people to survive in a time of violence and terror. 'Enthralling. Emotionally gripping...ordinary people struggling against a city's beautiful indifference, and clinging on for dear life' "Daily Telegraph"
Leningrad, 1952. Andrei, a young hospital doctor and Anna, a nursery school teacher, are forging a life together in the post-war, post-siege wreckage. But their happiness is precarious, like that of millions of Russians who must avoid the claws of Stalin's merciless Ministry for State security.