About this book
A Russian novel charting a love affair between two people who are separated not just geographically, but historically. Their love and their letters now defy time and place, life and death. It won the Big Book Award in 2011. 'Reaches over the heads of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky to the tradition of Pushkin' "TLS"
Picture two people, young and in love. Picture them being separated from one another. Picture them keeping their love alive through letters. But now imagine they've not just been separated geographically, but also historically. Imagine that their love and letters now defy time and place, life and death...