Waiting for Stalin to Die

Par (auteur) Irene Guilford
Catégories: Littérature générale, Littérature et ouvrages de fiction
Séries: Essential Prose Series
Éditeur: Guernica Editions
Paperback : 9781771831536, 170 pages, Avril 2017

La description

Fleeing Stalin’s advance into Lithuania, shaken by communism and war, four refugees end up in Toronto in 1949. Trying to resume normal lives, longing for their country’s freedom, they wait to go home. “This is a novel that contains a rare combination of intelligence and heart. I couldn’t put it down. ” —Antanas Sileika, author of Underground

Reviews

This exquisite novel captures the complex and touching successes and failures of a generation of postwar immigrants learning to leave the past behind and start new lives. They meet kindness and cruelty, good luck and bad, and adapt as best they can. The lovely, restrained prose reminded me at moments of Colm Toibin, and Samantha Harvey. This is a novel that contains a rare combination of intelligence and heart. I couldn't put it down. - Antanas Sileika, author of Underground