About this book
A sweeping Anglo-Russian story of family love and family lies, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2007. A novel of great flair, wit and inventiveness, it's alive with feeling, humour and superbly realised characters. 'Docx may well be remembered for creating the Anglo-Russian family novel. I was genuinely amazed at the detail of his St Petersburg, with all its beauty and cruelty' Andrey Kurkov, "Financial Times"
A sweeping Anglo-Russian story of family love and family lies, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2007