Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official.
Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart.
But when Iosif unwittingly destroys his family's happiness he is forced to question his lifelong loyalties to Stalin's ghost.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 03/04/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847087430