Jacob's Ladder - A Novel

Author(s): Ludmila Ulitskaya; Polly Gannon (Translator)


One of Russia's most renowned literary figures and a Man Booker International Prize nominee, Ludmila Ulitskaya presents what may be her final novel. Jacob's Ladder is a family saga spanning a century of recent Russian history--and represents the summation of the author's career, which has been devoted to sharing the absurd and tragic tales of twentieth-century life in her nation. Spanning the seeming promise of the prerevolutionary years, to the dark Stalinist era, to the corruption and confusion of the present day, Jacob's Ladder is a pageant of romance, betrayal, and memory. With a scale worthy of Tolstoy, it asks how much control any of us have over our lives--and how much is in fact determined by history, by chance, or indeed by the genes passed down by the generations that have preceded us into the world.


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General Fields

  • : 9781250619563
  • : picador
  • : picador
  • : July 2020
  • : --- length: - '20.8' width: - '13.5' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 891.73/5
  • : 560
  • : Ludmila Ulitskaya; Polly Gannon (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English