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Heads You Win (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Archer, Jeffrey

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Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to surv... read full description below.

ISBN 9781250236722
Barcode 9781250236722
Published 10 September 2019 by St. Martin's Griffin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781250236722
ISBN-10 125023672X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Imprint St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date 10 September 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Archer, Jeffrey
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 971330

Description of this Book

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia 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 Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . . In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia. With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is #1 New York Times bestseller Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious and creative work since Kane & Abel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Archer, no stranger to sprawling epics, covers three decades in the life of Alex/Sasha, working his way to a stunning conclusion that packs a wallop. Typical for an Archer novel, the writing and characterizations are superb, and the book features several plot twists that send the story lines off in surprising new directions. There are a couple of moments, late in the novel, that should make readers' jaws drop - moments so unexpected and surreal that they require a second reading, just to make sure we really just read what we think we did. - Booklist (starred review)

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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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