Sashenka

Description

Winter, 1916. In St Petersburg, snow is falling in a country on the brink of revolution. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her role in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on, Sashenka has a powerful husband and two children. Around her people are disappearing but her own family is safe.But she's about to embark on a forbidden love affair which will have devastating consequences. Sashenka's story lies hidden for half a century, until a young historian goes deep into Stalin's private archives and uncovers a heart-breaking story of passion and betrayal, savage cruelty and unexpected heroism - and one woman forced to make an unbearable choice ...

Details

Author(s)
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Format
Paperback | 640 pages
Dimensions
127 x 198 x 39mm | 430g
Publication date
04 Jul 2011
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint
Corgi Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0552154571
ISBN13
9780552154574
Bestsellers rank
27,833