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COM­PAS­SION Love, mem­ory and sur­vival in Stal­in­ist Rus­sia by Pa­tri­cia le Roy

“Po­etry is more re­spected in Rus­sia than any­where else. Peo­ple are killed for it.” In 1938, Nina se­cretly com­poses a poem de­nounc­ing the purges, while Ilya fights to sur­vive in a prison camp. Fifty years later, An­drei tells their story to his grand­daugh­ter Char­lotte. 9781986810265 • Pa­per, $14.99, eBook, $5.77 380 Pages • His­tory/Lit­er­ary Fic­tion

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