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Zuleikha by [Guzel Yakhina, Lisa C. Hayden]
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Zuleikha Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

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Length: 428 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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‘A powerful account of individual lives trapped in one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century.’, The Times

‘Yakhina’s prose can be exquisite, especially in sequences such as the one where Zuleikha watches prisoners escaping from the train… It is Zuleikha’s perspective and the way in which she adapts that capture our attention. The unexpected birth of a son.. and her transformation from a passive to a powerful protagonist is one of the joys of Yakhina’s work.’, Financial Times

‘Written in a rich and highly visual prose... Zuleikha's story is one of injustice and pain, but also of a woman's emancipation and renewal.’, Associated Press

‘As we watch its heroine’s existence devolve from an oppressive domestic servitude into something disastrously worse, Guzel Yakhina’s sprawling, ambitious first novel Zuleikha reminds us just how brutal the Soviet system was… Zuleikha does an admirable job of dramatizing a historical period rapidly receding into the forgotten past… Dramatic and eventful, Zuleikha sweeps us into a distant era.’, New York Times Book Review

'Guzel Yakhina's novel hits the heart. It’s a powerful anthem for love and tenderness in hell.', Ludmila Ulitskaya, author of The Big Green Tent

'An intimate story of human endurance.', The Calvert Journal

‘While many writers have attempted to comprehend Soviet history's darkest moment, Yakhina finds a way to make it new.’, Russia Beyond the Headlines

'It is 1930 in the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin's dekulakization programme has found its pace. Among the victims is a young Tatar family: the husband murdered, the wife exiled to Siberia. This is her story of survival and eventual triumph. Winner of the 2015 Russian Booker prize, this debut novel draws heavily on the first-person account of the author's grandmother, a Gulag survivor.', The Millions, 'Most Anticipated Books of 2019'

‘This is a powerful Russian saga, giving an immense overview of life under communist rule... This author is a master at painting an image of the world as it was then.’, Marjorie's World of Books, blog review

‘Zuleikha has an energy that is hard to resist.’, Strong Words --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

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 is her first novel. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B079Q1CZB7
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications (March 7 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • File size : 1250 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 428 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 75 ratings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Officialdom vs Humanity, Russian style
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost excellent
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I bought this for my mother. It arrived damaged - see photo. As she is elderly she cannot get to a post-office to return it. We were both disappointed.
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Marcela de Montes
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best contemporary Russian novels I have read
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