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Avec ses bonnes manières oxfordiennes et son costume en tweed, Roman Lambert arrive à Moscou en 1995 tel un explorateur victorien en safari, déterminé à profiter de la jungle postsoviétique. Est-ce le sang cosaque de sa mère qui le rend aussitôt apte à toutes les démesures ? Les montagnes russes qu'il croyait destinées à son seul plaisir se transforment pourtant bientôt en ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published August 22nd 2013 by Les Escales
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I enjoyed reading this novel (in the german translation), and a long time it is just turning around itself. Then - with the act of murdering - the whole misunderstanding of what is justice in this Moscow came up to the surface. Even if he is half Russian, and even if he knows the life and the society here, he misunderstands so enourmosly the real aims of Sophie and his despairing attempt of being condemned for his deed fails - and so he never will be free, he has to stay a figure in this ...more
Owen Matthews is a British writer, historian and journalist. His first book, Stalin's Children, was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Books Award, the Orwell Prize for political writing, and France's Prix Medicis Etranger His books have been translated into 28 languages. He is a former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau Chief for Newsweek Magazine. Matthews has lectured on Russian history ...moreMore about Owen Matthews...