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Only the Dead Speak Russian

4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Only the Dead Speak Russian is brilliantly written by a veteran author whose captivating voice comes out at you from every pore of the story, as if issuing from a deeply involved presence. From Moscow, across Siberian tundra and at last, to Manhattan, the epic of Uri's and Valeria's flight from Revolutionary Russia and a parallel structure for possession of the mystic ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Superiorbooks.Com Inc (first published 2001)
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Kirsten Kim
Sep 17, 2015 Kirsten Kim rated it really liked it
Only the Dead Speak Russian by Irving Greenfield is a rip-roaring adventure that spans decades as we follow Uri Goshen’s dangerous trek across the Siberian tundra as he escapes the chaos of the Russian Revolution to the 1970’s as Detective Allen Brode attempts to solve a mysterious murder.

This book best succeeds when following Uri across the dangerous Russian terrain in 1917. Greenfield perfectly captures the atmospheric instability of the time period and Uri’s journey from boy to man is develo
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Irving Greenfield was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a youthful runaway, a merchant seaman, and a soldier during the Korean War, afer which his writing talent burst into print. His novel, The Ancient of Days, was a best-seller for six weeks and Tagget was made into a film for TV. his work has appeared in a variety of media, but, of all his works, Only the Dead Speak Russian is his masterpiece. ...more
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