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9781782274872

Days in the Caucasus

  • ISBN 13:

    9781782274872

  • ISBN 10:

    1782274871

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/02/2021
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press

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Summary

A scintillatingly witty memoir telling the story of a young woman's determined struggle for freedom

This is the unforgettable memoir of an 'odd, rich, exotic' childhood, of growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentieth century, caught between East and West, tradition and modernity.

Banine remembers her luxurious home, with endless feasts of sweets and fruit; her beloved, flaxen-haired German governess; her imperious, swearing, strict Muslim grandmother; her bickering, poker-playing, chain-smoking relatives. She recalls how the Bolsheviks came, and they lost everything. How, amid revolution and bloodshed, she fell passionately in love, only to be forced into marriage with a man she loathed- until the chance of escape arrived.

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