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Heads You Win

Heads You Win (Paperback)

By Archer, Jeffrey

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Russian teenager Alexander Karpenko escapes an oppressive life in 1968 Leningrad for LondonEor New York. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and 30 years, listeners follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new wor... read full description below.

ISBN 9781250214225
Barcode 9781250214225
Published 28 May 2019 by St. Martin's Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781250214225
ISBN-10 125021422X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Imprint St. Martin's Press
Publication Date 28 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Archer, Jeffrey
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 576
Dimensions Width: 104mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Mothers and sons, Emigration and immigration, Soviet Union, United States - Emigration and immigration - History - 20th century
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages. --The Boston Globe Archer is a master entertainer. --Time ONE MAN. TWO LIVES. . . Russia, 1968. When his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander Karpenko and his mother must flee the country if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America--or go to Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin... In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. But what if the epic events of his life had played out differently? How would his experience as a struggling immigrant have been on one continent versus the other? The only way for Alexander to answer these questions--and learn his true destiny--is to face the past he left behind in Russia. But is his need to settle the score with his old friend Vladimir worth the risk of losing everything...including his own life?

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Author's Bio

JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and has served twenty-six years as a Member of the House of Lords. Now published in 97 countries and more than 37 languages, all of his novels and short story collections--including Kane & Abel, Only Time Will Tell and This Was a Man--have been international bestsellers. Jeffrey is married with two sons and three grandchildren, and lives in London, Cambridge and Majorca.

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