Once Upon the River Love by Andreï Makine

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After taking the Trans-Siberian train to Leningrad to see a film starring the French matinee idol, Jean-Paul Belmondo, three teenaged boys from a remote part of Russia dream of love, adventure, and another world.
 

About Andreï Makine

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Andrei Makine was born in Siberia in 1957. Although raised in the Soviet Union, he learned about France and came to love that country through the stories told by his French grandmother. He now lives in Paris himself, having been granted political asylum by France in 1987, and writes in French. His grandmother figures prominently in the autobiographical novel, "Dreams of My Russian Summers," for which Makine received both the Goncourt Prize and the Medicis Prize, becoming the first author to simultaneously receive both of these prestigious French awards. In the U.S., the English translation of "Dreams of My Russian Summers" has also received recognition, including the Boston Book Review Fiction Prize and the Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year award. Andrei Makine is also the author of "Once Upon the River Love" and "The Crime of Olga Arbelina.
 
Published August 7, 1998 by Arcade Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Romance, History, War, Self Help. Fiction

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A 1994 novel by the Russian-born author whose Dreams of My Russian Summers (written, as was this, in French) was rapturously reviewed when it appeared here in translation last year.

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Dreams of My Russian Summers, the first novel from Russian migr Makine to be translated into English from his adopted French, astonished readers on both sides of the Atlantic by applying the methods

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Dreams of My Russian Summers, the first novel from Russian migr Makine to be translated into English from his adopted French, astonished readers on both sides of the Atlantic by applying the methods of Proust to exotic contemporary material: the love of French language and culture that a young ...

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