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Dreams of my Russian summers: A Novel

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Tells the story of a boy growing up in the Soviet Union of the 1960s and 1970s, whose visits to his French grandmother each summer bring new tales of a Russia he never knew.
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Grouping Title dreams of my russian summers
Grouping Author makine andreï
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Every summer, young Andrei visits his grandmother, Charlotte Lemmonier, whom he loves dearly. In a dusty village overlooking the vast Russian steppes, she captivates her grandson and the other children of the village with wondrous tales—watching Proust play tennis in Neuilly, Tsar Nicholas II's visit to Paris, French president Felix Faure dying in the arms of his mistress. But from his mysterious grandmother, Andrei also learns of a Russia he has never known: a country of famine and misery, brutal injustice, and the hopeless chaos of war.
Enthralled, he weaves her stories into his own secret universe of memory and dream. She creates for him a vivid portrait of the France of her childhood, a distant Atlantis far more elegant, carefree, and stimulating than Russia in the 1970s and '80s. Her warm, artful memories of her homeland and of books captivate Andrei. Absorbed in this vision, he becomes an outsider in his own country, and eventually a restless traveler around Europe. Dreams of My Russian Summers is an epic full of passion and tenderness, pain and heartbreak, mesmerizing in every way.

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subject_facet Boys -- Russia -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Russia -- Fiction, Grandparent and child -- Russia -- Fiction, Russia -- Fiction
title_display Dreams of my Russian summers
title_full Dreams of My Russian Summers A Novel, Dreams of my Russian summers / Andreï Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
title_short Dreams of my Russian summers
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Boys, Fiction, Grandmothers, Grandparent and child, Literature