Confessions of a Fallen Standard-Bearer by Andreï Makine

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A moving novel, telling of the longing and devastation that happen when both dreams and realities come crashing down.
 

About Andreï Makine

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Andreï Makine was born in 1958 and left the former Soviet Union to emigrate to France ten years ago. Dreams of My Russian Summers won both the Goncourt and Medicis prizes, France's two top literary awards, and was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.
 
Published September 7, 2000 by Arcade Publishing. 192 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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An early (1992) novel by the Russian-born author whose Dreams of My Russian Summers (1997) and other fiction (all written in French) offer meditative ruminations on and muted celebrations of boyhood, romantic imagination, and first love.

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Loitering near the mysteriously dark water-filled ""Pit,"" and the ""Gap,"" an apex of the triangular courtyard where the locals reminisce and play dominoes, the narrator listens to his elders' war stories, about Byelorussia, American GIs, the German-Polish border.

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