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One Night in Winter

A Novel

By Simon Sebag Montefiore, 1965-

Inspired by a true story, prize-winning historian and acclaimed novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic of marriage, childhood, danger, and betrayal that unfolds in Stalin's Moscow during the bleak days after World War II.

As Moscow celebrates the motherland's glorious victory over the Nazis, shots ring out on the crowded streets. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl—dressed in traditional nineteenth-century costumes—lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers. As the son and daughter of high-ranking Soviet officials, they attend the most elite school in Moscow. Was it an accident, or murder? Is it a conspiracy against Stalin, or one of his own terrifying intrigues?

On Stalin's instructions, a ruthless investigation begins into what becomes known as the Children's Case. Youth across the city are arrested and forced to testify against their friends and their parents. As families are ripped apart, all kinds of secrets come spilling out. Trapped at the center of this witch-hunt are two pairs of illicit lovers, who learn that matters of the heart exact a terrible price. By turns a darkly sophisticated political thriller, a rich historical saga, and a deeply human love story, Montefiore's masterful novel powerfully portrays the terror and drama of Stalin's Russia.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780062291882


Format: Book
Author: Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965-
Summary: "The engrossing, heartbreaking new novel about two forbidden and deadly love affairs set in the corridors of Moscow's most elite school in 1945 by the brilliant and bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: One night in winter : a novel / Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, 2014.
Subject: Moscow (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780062291882 (hardback) 0062291882 (hardback) 9780062291899 (paperback) 0062291890 (paperback)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Sebag Montefiore
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Bib Id: 518650

Format: Book
Author: Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965-
Summary: "The engrossing, heartbreaking new novel about two forbidden and deadly love affairs set in the corridors of Moscow's most elite school in 1945 by the brilliant and bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: One night in winter : a novel / Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, 2014.
Description: x, 466 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Moscow (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013042347
ISBN: 9780062291882 (hardback)
ISBN: 0062291882 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780062291899 (paperback)
ISBN: 0062291890 (paperback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Sebag Montefiore