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2013 Longlist

Snowdrops

ABOUT
THE BOOK

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011, Snowdrops is the debut of 2011:  A stunning novel of moral ambiguity, uncertainty and corruption in Moscow.

Snowdrops assaults all your senses with its power and poetry, and leaves you stunned and addicted’ Independent

Snowdrops. That’s what the Russians call them – the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers.

Nick has a confession. When he worked as a high-flying British lawyer in Moscow, he was seduced by Masha, an enigmatic woman who led him through her city: the electric nightclubs and intimate dachas, the human kindnesses and state-wide corruption. Yet as Nick fell for Masha, he found that he fell away from himself; he knew that she was dangerous, but life in Russia was addictive, and it was too easy to bury secrets – and corpses – in the winter snows…

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR A.
D. Miller

A.D. Miller was born in London. He studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton, where he began his journalistic career writing travel pieces about America. Returning to London, he worked as a television producer before joining The Economist to write about British politics and culture. In 2004 he became The Economist’s correspondent in Moscow, travelling widely across Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is currently the magazine’s Britain editor; he lives in London with his wife Emma, daughter Milly and son Jacob.

A.D. Miller was born in London. He studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton, where he began his journalistic career writing travel pieces about America. Returning to London, he worked as a television producer before joining The Economist to write about British politics and culture. In 2004 he became The Economist’s correspondent in Moscow, travelling widely across Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is currently the magazine’s Britain editor; he lives in London with his wife Emma, daughter Milly and son Jacob.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

An English lawyer who works in Moscow gets involved with a Russian girl. This crime story describes to the point the corrupt and decadent Russian underworld.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/09/2011
Author
Publisher
Atlantic Books

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