Hardback $32.99 - Bloomsbury
Fiction - Published: 1/Apr/2019 - ISBN: 9781786073495
The year is 1930. In a small Tartar village, a woman named Zuleikha watches as her husband is murdered by communists. Zuleikha herself is sent into exile, enduring a horrendous train journey to a remote spot on the Angara River in Siberia. Conditions in the camp are tough, and many of her group do not survive the first difficult winter. As she gets to know her companions including a rather dotty doctor, an artist who paints on the sly, and Ignatov, her husband 's killer Zuleikha begins to build a new life that is far removed from the one she left behind.
Guzel Yakhina 's outstanding debut has been showered with prizes and is capturing the hearts of readers all over the world. Guzel Yakhina (b. 1977 Kazan, Tatarstan) is a Russian author and filmmaker of Tatar origins. She graduated from the Kazan State Pedagogical University and completed her PhD at the Moscow Filmmaking School. Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes is her first novel.
Lisa C. Hayden translates literature from Russian to English. Her highly regarded blog on Russian literature, Lizok 's Bookshelf, is followed by critics, writers, translators, academics, agents and publishers. She lives in Maine, USA. A multi-prize-winning debut novel from one of Russia's most exciting new talents
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