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Underground: A Novel Paperback – Feb 26 2011

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers; 1 edition (Feb. 26 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887627366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887627361
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #294,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Underground might be described as a historical love story, but it is also a political military/spy thriller. Sileika writes with a spare style that suits the action sequences as well as the rare moments of tenderness or humour. Entertaining and sometimes shocking, the book describes a little-known period of European history that has been kept underground far too long. (Vancouver Sun)

...full of poetry and wisdom gorgeously expressed... a brilliant, highly accessible military history, one that remains largely repressed--underground-- in the East and in the West. (Globe and Mail)

It's a curious novel telling an unusual story...One of the best descriptions of life on the run by dedicated partisans, it's brutal in places, heroic in others, and always rewarding. (Owen Sound Sun Times)

In an uncompromising novel, post-war Lithuania receives its due. (Literary Review of Canada)

Sileika's novel is a gripping tale...engag[ing] the reader to the last page. (National Post)

The tale is briskly told, with pages of dialogue and swift changes of scenery. You can almost see the film script emerging. (The Edmonton Journal)

Seleika does capture the partisans droll humour and aphorisms in many passages (The Toronto Star)

...elegant thinking that characterizes this rare and compelling chronicle of Lithuanian partisans... (The Globe and Mail) evocation of the harsh, often brutal life endured by partisans in their struggle to bring the attention of the West to their plight. (Quill and Quire)

Entertaining and sometimes shocking the book describes a little known period of European history that has been kept underground far too long. (The Gazette)

About the Author

Antanas Sileika is the author of two novels and one collection of linked short stories, Buying On Time, which was nominated for both the City of Toronto Book Award and the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His last novel, Woman in Bronze, was a Globe and Mail Best Book selection. He lives in Toronto, where he is the artistic director for the Humber School for Writers.

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