The Big Green Tent: A Novel

The Big Green Tent: A Novel


The huge eco-friendly Tent epitomizes what we expect of after we think the vintage Russian novel.
With epic breadth and intimate aspect, Ludmila Ulitskaya’s amazing paintings tells the tale of 3 college associates who meet in Moscow within the Fifties and cross directly to include the heroism, folly, compromise, and desire of the Soviet dissident adventure. those 3 boys―an orphaned poet; a proficient, fragile pianist; and a budding photographer with a expertise for amassing secrets―struggle to arrive maturity in a society the place their heroes were censored and exiled. wealthy with love tales, intrigue, and a solid of dissenters and spies, The substantial eco-friendly Tent deals a wide ranging survey of existence after Stalin and a dramatic research into the clients for person integrity in a society outlined by way of the KGB. all the imperative characters seeks to go beyond an oppressive regime via artwork, a love of Russian literature, and activism. and every of them finally ends up face-to-face with a mystery police that's hugely expert at fomenting paranoia, department, and self-betrayal. a guy and his spouse each one develop into collaborators, with out the opposite realizing; an artist is chased into the woods, the place he is still in hiding for 4 years; a researcher is compelled to deem a sufferer insane, damning him to torture in a psychiatric ward. Ludmila Ulitskaya’s novel belongs to the culture of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Pasternak: it's a paintings ate up with politics, love, and belief―and a revelation of existence in darkish times.

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