Life and Fate is an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs.
As the battle of Stalingrad looms, Grossman's characters must work out their destiniesin a world torn by ideological tyranny and war.
Completed in 1960 and then confiscated by the KGB, this sweeping panorama of Soviet Society remained unpublished until it was smuggled into the West in 1980, where it was hailed as a masterpiece.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 912 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/10/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099506164