The Revolution of Marina M.: A Novel

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Author: Fitch, Janet

Brand: Little, Brown and Company

Edition: First Edition

Number Of Pages: 816

Release Date: 07-11-2017

Details: Product Description From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman. St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century. Review "Marina's unlikely bildungsroman proves so gripping that it's hard to put down...Fitch depicts [the Revolution] with devastating accuracy and imaginative power...sprawling, majestic." ― Ani Kokobobo, LA Review of Books "Sprawling, immersive, and heavily researched." ― Steph Cha, USA Today "Marina is by turns adventurous, foolish, romantic, self-destructive and courageous in this extraordinary coming-of-age tale." ― Jane Ciabbatari, BBC Culture "This epic tale from the bestselling author of White Oleander follows Marina Makarova, a young woman living in St. Petersburg at the start of the Russian Revolution in 1916. Looking to escape from her privileged life, she joins the marches for worker's rights-and finds herself falling in love with the movement and a young radical. In this relatable coming-of-age novel, Marina grapples with a changing world and struggles to find her place in it." ― Nora Horvath, Real Simple "A captivating novel starring an unforgettable heroine, The Revolution of Marina M. shows you a side to the Russian Revolution you've never seen before."― Sadie Trombetta, Bustle "It's a portrait of a moment in time -- of a woman in time, in fact -- that we don't often see, and you'll find yourself savoring each and every word of this breathtaking novel." ― Chelsea Hassler, PopSugar "Janet Fitch's novel shimmers with vital energy...[she] clearly did an astounding amount of research for the novel, which luxuriates in exotic period details... The Revolution of Marina M. is hard to put down...it is charming and lively and ultimately worth the time."― Trine Tsouderos, Chicago Tribune "This is Janet Fitch at her finest." ― Elizabeth Entenman, HelloGiggles "Janet Fitch's The Revolution of Marina M., an epic tale of one young woman's story amid the drama and tragedy of the Russian Revolution, is just the thing to keep you both personally inspired and seasonally appropriate."― Mary Sollosi, Entertainment Weekly "This new novel from the author of White Oleander is going to swallow you up entirely."― Melissa Ragsdale, Bustle About the Author Janet Fitch's first novel,  White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection, has been translated into twenty-eight languages and was made into a feature film. Her second novel,  Paint It Black, hit bestseller lists across the country and has also been made into a film. Her third novel,  The Revolution of Marina M., begins an epic journey through the Russian Revolution, which concludes with  Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles.

EAN: 9780316022064

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New