The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore

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'Short-listed for The Orwell Prize and The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South Asia and Europe) Long listed for the Man Booker Prize “An emotionally charged thriller, The Betrayal unfolds breathlessly and with great skill. . . . You don’t want to put it down. . . . Elegant yet devastating.” —The Seattle Times “Enormously readable, [The Betrayal] personalizes in intimate detail a harsh and important period in modern Russian history.” —Library Journal “Beautifully crafted, gripping, moving, enlightening. Sure to be one of the best historical novels of the year.” —Time Out (London) “Magnificent, brave, tender.”—The Independent on Sunday “Eloquently conveys . . . a terrible chapter in history. . . . This is a book that should be read and valued.” —The Washington Times “Historical fiction of the highest order.” —Kirkus Reviews “A masterpiece. An extraordinarily powerful evocation of a time of unimaginable fear. We defy you to read it without a pounding heart and a lump in your throat.” —Grazia “With precise period detail and astute psychological insight, Dunmore brings the last months of Stalin's reign to life and reminds us why some eras shouldn't be forgotten.” —Publishers Weekly “A remarkably feeling, nuanced novel . . . With her seemingly small canvas, Dunmore has created a universe.” —Sunday Herald “Enthralling. Emotionally gripping . . . Ordinary people struggling against a city’s beautiful indifference, and clinging on for dear life.” —The Daily Telegraph “Scrupulous, pitch-perfect. With heart-pounding force, Dunmore builds up a double narrative of suspense.”—Sunday Times (UK) “Dunmore chillingly evokes the atmosphere of Soviet suspicion, where whispered rumors and petty grievances metastasize into lies and denunciation. A gripping read.” —Daily Mail “Meticulous, clever, eloquent. An absorbing and thoughtful tale of good people in hard times.” —The Guardian “Dunmore’s genius lies in her ability to convey the strange Soviet atmosphere of these very Soviet stories using the most subtle of clues.” —Spectator “Storytelling on a grand scale.” —The Times (UK)'
'Short-listed for The Orwell Prize and The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South Asia and Europe) Long listed for the Man Booker Prize “An emotionally charged thriller, The Betrayal unfolds breathlessly and with great skill. . . . You don’t want to put it down. . . . Elegant yet devastating.” —The Seattle Times “Enormously readable, [The Betrayal] personalizes in intimate detail a harsh and important period in modern Russian history.” —Library Journal “Beautifully crafted, gripping, moving, enlightening. Sure to be one of the best historical novels of the year.” —Time Out (London) “Magnificent, brave, tender.”—The Independent on Sunday “Eloquently conveys . . . a terrible chapter in history. . . . This is a book that should be read and valued.” —The Washington Times “Historical fiction of the highest order.” —Kirkus Reviews “A masterpiece. An extraordinarily powerful evocation of a time of unimaginable fear. We defy you to read it without a pounding heart and a lump in your throat.” —Grazia “With precise period detail and astute psychological insight, Dunmore brings the last months of Stalin's reign to life and reminds us why some eras shouldn't be forgotten.” —Publishers Weekly “A remarkably feeling, nuanced novel . . . With her seemingly small canvas, Dunmore has created a universe.” —Sunday Herald “Enthralling. Emotionally gripping . . . Ordinary people struggling against a city’s beautiful indifference, and clinging on for dear life.” —The Daily Telegraph “Scrupulous, pitch-perfect. With heart-pounding force, Dunmore builds up a double narrative of suspense.”—Sunday Times (UK) “Dunmore chillingly evokes the atmosphere of Soviet suspicion, where whispered rumors and petty grievances metastasize into lies and denunciation. A gripping read.” —Daily Mail “Meticulous, clever, eloquent. An absorbing and thoughtful tale of good people in hard times.” —The Guardian “Dunmore’s genius lies in her ability to convey the strange Soviet atmosphere of these very Soviet stories using the most subtle of clues.” —Spectator “Storytelling on a grand scale.” —The Times (UK)'
Publisher: Grove Atlantic ISBN: 9780802195012 Pages: 336