Just send me word : a true story of love and survival in the Gulag / Orlando Figes.
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- ISBN: 9780805095227
- ISBN: 0805095225
- Physical Description: pages ; cm
- Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2012, ©2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 May #1
Figes is a professor of history at the University of London and the prizewinning author of many books on Russia. In 2007, he encountered a cache of letters exchanged by two Muscovites, Leva and Svetlana Mishchenko. Figes uses those letters to reveal a wonderful, enduring love story that is also informative about life in a Soviet gulag. They met and fell in love as university students in Moscow in the mid-1930s. Their relationship was interrupted by the German invasion of 1941. Lev was captured by the Germans and endured a POW camp. Like so many other Soviet POWs, he was then accused of disloyalty by the Stalinist regime and sent to a labor camp in the Far North. There, incredibly, he received a letter from Svetlana after years of separation. Thus began a long correspondenceâmore than 1,500 letters and messagesâthat were uncensored and often smuggled in and out by sympathetic guards. Their correspondence displays the intensity of their feelings as well as their painful longings for reunification. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Orlando Figes is the author of The Crimean War, The Whisperers,Natasha's Dance, and A People's Tragedy, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. The recipient of the Wolfson History Prize and theLos Angeles Times Book Prize, among others, Figes is a professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London.