Parisian Days



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Pushkin Press
12 March 2024
ISBN: 9781782278030
256 pages

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