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From the publisher
Translated by Anne Thompson-Ahmadova
‘A scintillating book’ TLS
‘Her company is a delight’ Tatler
‘Part memoir, part social history… sumptuous and unsparing’ Financial Times
A brilliantly witty memoir telling the story of a young woman’s determined struggle for freedom
The Orient Express hurtles towards the promised land, freeing Banine from her past. Escaping her ruined homeland and forced marriage, she aspires to a dazzling future in Paris.
As a chic Parisienne she mingles with émigrés, artists and writers-and even contemplates love. But freedom brings challenges. Swept along by the forces of history, can Banine keep up?
Filled with vivacious wit and a lust for life, this companion to Days in the Caucasus is a paean to bittersweet dreams and the quest for happiness.
Part of the Pushkin Press Classics series: timeless storytelling by icons of literature, hand-picked from around the globe