'I know you'll return.' These are his grandmother's last words to him.
Leo has them in his head as he boards the truck to Russia one freezing mid-January morning in 1945.
They keep him alive - through hunger, pain, and despair - during his time in the Gulag. And, eventually, they will bring him back home. Muller has distilled Leo's struggle into words of breathtaking intensity that take us on a journey far beyond one man's physical travails and into the depths of the human soul.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846272783