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Tomorrow You Go Home: One Man's Harrowing Imprisonment in a Modern-Day Russian Gulag

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The haunting true story of a hardworking British businessman who became mired in the deadly, corruption-laden nightmare of Russia’s current prison system—and lived to tell about it, thanks to a love affair that kept his hope alive and the efforts of family and friends in Moscow and in London.

A twenty-first-century Midnight Express, Tig Hague’s powerful memoir brings to li
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 16th 2008 by Gotham (first published September 18th 2008)
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Travis Drewett
Sep 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I tried to get comfortable, shifting from foot to foot, then squatting, standing up again, over and over…” (622) Tomorrow You Go Home is an autobiography about a man named Tig Hague, who traveled to Moscow on a business trip. Things take an unexpected turn for the worst when the security at an airport in Moscow find a small amount of hash in his jeans pocket. Having been accused of smuggling drugs, Tig is going to figure out how the justice system works…the Russian way.
During my reading of t
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Mazola1
Jan 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Tig Hague, an English broker was arrested in Moscow after police found a small amount of hashish in the pocket of a pair of jeans in his luggage. Sentenced to three years in prison, Hague tells the story of his life prison in Russia. It can be summed up: cold, bad food, surly, cruel guards and officials, and rampant bribery. Luckily for him, Hague's family had the resources to send him package with good food and clothhing and to keep him supplied with endless amounts of cigarettes, chocolate and ...more
Tara
Mar 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Came from a recommender I trust and so I thought I was in for a treat. A man traveling to Russia on business gets stopped at the airport. Because he was in a hurry and cranky, he didn't feel like obliging the guy checking his bag to give him a bribe. The guy got mad, found a "fleck of hash" packed away in his jeans and started the ball rolling. The fleck became pounds, and not able to speak the language, Tig was screwed. Entitled and British, he thought the law could not touch him but he was in ...more
Ice
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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Jonathan Lu
Feb 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Interesting to read as a story that will keep you thinking to yourself "what a f-in idiot, what the hell was he thinking when he did XXX". Still not very enlightening and actually not as poor of an experience as I would have expected... certainly not as revealing of an expos� as I had hoped. What about his mates not as fortunate as he who are still stuck without such support as the British embassy or opportunity for udo? I guess in prison, a man must do what he must do
Debbie
Jan 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book about Tig Hague's experience in a Russian Gulag was fascinating, especially having travelled to Russia four times myself. I could really relate to his frustration with Russian bureaucracy and the system. Be forewarned though - lots of swearing in this one.
Angela
Aug 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: russia
horrendous, yet riveting; this non-fiction account has you gnashing your teeth in frustration as you relive the grit and insanity of life in the russian prison/camp system.

very well-written and extremely insightful; nightmarish too---i recommend this read to anyone
Kaleb
Feb 06, 2009 rated it liked it
After reading this tale I'm glad I have no vices that could get me into trouble in a foreign land. The way the Gulag was described you could get a feel for the commodity of goods and favors. You have to pick your friends carefully as well.
Marmie
Oct 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Angelina
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russia, phd-research
I cried so hard reading this book. It was amazing, intense, and scary. I'm looking forward to re-reading it.
Sharon
Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Great book that keeps you addicted to finding out what happens next.

Found the ending rather rushed at the end, but a great read

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