Language: English . Brand New. Inspired by a true story, prize-winning historian and acclaimed novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic of marriage, childhood, danger, and betrayal that unfolds in Stalin s Moscow during the bleak days after World War II.As Moscow celebrates the motherland s glorious victory over the Nazis, shots ring out on the crowded streets. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl dressed in traditional nineteenth-century costumes lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers. As the son and daughter of high-ranking Soviet officials, they attend the most elite school in Moscow. Was it an accident, or murder? Is it a conspiracy against Stalin, or one of his own terrifying intrigues?On Stalin s instructions, a ruthless investigation begins into what becomes known as the Children s Case. Youth across the city are arrested and forced to testify against their friends and their parents. As families are ripped apart, all kinds of secrets come spilling out. Trapped at the center of this witch-hunt are two pairs of illicit lovers, who learn that matters of the heart exact a terrible price. By turns a darkly sophisticated political thriller, a rich historical saga, and a deeply human love story, Montefiore s masterful novel powerfully portrays the terror and drama of Stalin s Russia. N° de réf. du libraire
If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal?
Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead.
But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia?s most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow.
Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the state?
Directed by Stalin himself, an investigation begins as children are arrested and forced to testify against their friends - and their parents. This terrifying witch-hunt soon unveils illicit love affairs and family secrets in a hidden world where the smallest mistakes will be punished with death.
"Gripping and cleverly plotted. Doomed love at the heart of a violent society is the heart of Montefiore's One Night in Winter... depicting the Kafkaesque labyrinth into which the victims stumble." ( The Sunday Times)
"A nail-biting drama ... Montefiore writes brilliantly about love, timeless dilemmas, family devotion, teenage romance and the grand passion of adultery. Readers of Sebastian Faulks and Hilary Mantel will lap this up." ( Mail on Sunday)
"A master storyteller when writing as a historian, Sebag Montefiore?s fiction is just as compelling in this thriller set in Stalin?s Moscow." ( GQ)
"A thrilling work of fiction. Montefiore weaves a tight, satisfying plot, delivering surprises to the last page. Stalin's chilling charisma is brilliantly realised. The novel's theme is Love: family love, youthful romance, adulterous passion. One Night in Winter is full of redemptive love and inner freedom." ( Evening Standard)
"What happens when you cross Donna Tartt?s The Secret History with one of the scariest times in Russian history? You end up with Simon Sebag Montefiore?s One Night in Winter ... Based in truth, this novel will keep you biting your nails until the very end." ( Books and What Not Blog)
Titre : One Night in Winter
Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Description du livre Blackstone Audio. État : BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on Library CD - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. N° de réf. du libraire 2226411