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Russian novel tells story of survival, love in Stalin's camp

2 days ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - Guzel Yakhina's grandmother was a little girl when Soviet agents burst into her home and deported the whole family to the frozen woods of Siberia. Decades later, she shared those memories with her granddaughter, telling her of immense suffering and death, but also of resilience.
Out of those conversations, was born “Zuleikha,” Yakhina's widely acclaimed debut novel that tells the story of love and friendship on the brink of death in Josef Stalin's camps.
The novel became a national bestseller, received two prestigious literary awards in Russia, and has been translated into more...
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