Pravda

Pravda

Book - 2008
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Houghton
A sweeping transcontinental novel of secrets and lies buried within a single family

Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Glover arrives in St. Petersburg to find his mother dead in her apartment. Reeling from grief, Gabriel and his twin sister, Isabella, arrange the funeral without contacting their father, Nicholas, a brilliant and manipulative libertine. Unknown to the twins, their mother had long ago abandoned a son, Arkady, a pitiless Russian predator now determined to claim his birthright. Aided by an ex-seminarian whose heroin addiction is destroying him, Arkady sets out to find the siblings and uncover the dark secret hidden from them their entire lives.

Winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Pravda is a darkly funny, compulsively readable, and hauntingly beautiful chronicle of discovery and loss, love and loyalty, and the destructive legacy of deceit.


Baker & Taylor
Arriving in St. Petersburg only to discover his mother dead in her apartment, Gabriel Glover and his twin sister, Isabella, struggle to make sense of their loss, unaware of their mother's abandoned son, Arkady, an amoral Russian predator out to claim his birthright.

Blackwell North Amer
Thirty-two year old Gabriel Glover arrives in St. Petersburg to find his mother dead in her apartment. Reeling from grief, Gabriel and his twin sister, Isabella, arrange the funeral without contacting their father, Nicholas, a brilliant and manipulative libertine. Unknown to the twins, their mother had long ago abandoned a son, Arkady, a pitiless Russian predator now determined to claim his birthright. Aided by an ex-seminarian whose heroin addiction is destroying him, Arkady sets out to find the siblings and uncover the dark secret hidden from them their entire lives.

Baker
& Taylor

Arriving in St. Petersburg only to discover his mother dead in her apartment, thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Clarke and his twin sister, Isabella, struggle to make sense of their loss, unaware of their mother's abandoned son, Arkady, an amoral Russian predator out to claim his birthright, in a legacy of secrets, intrigue, and lies that follows one family across the generations. Original.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2008
ISBN: 9780618534401
Branch Call Number: FIC Docx
Characteristics: 395 p.

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