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The Tolstoy Estate

The Tolstoy Estate (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Conte, Steven

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With his debut novel, the award-winning The Zookeeper's War, Steven Conte showed himself to be a significant Australian author. With this, his powerful, densely rich and deeply affecting second novel, he now steps up into the ranks of our finest writers. In the final days of the ...doomed German invasion of Russia in WWII, a German military doctor, Paul Bauer, is assigned to establish a field hospital at Yasnaya Polyana - the former grand estate of Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of the classic War and Peace. There he encounters a hostile aristocratic Russian woman, Katerina Trusbetzkaya, a writer who has been left in charge of the estate. But even as a tentative friendship develops between them, Bauer's hostile and arrogant commanding officer, Julius Metz, starts becoming steadily more preoccupied and unhinged as the war turns against the Germans. Over the course of six weeks, in the terrible winter of 1941, everything starts to unravel... From the critically acclaimed and award-winning author, Steven Conte, The Tolstoy Estate is ambitious, accomplished and astonishingly good: an engrossing, intense and compelling exploration of the horror and brutality of conflict, and the moral, emotional, physical and intellectual limits that people reach in war time. It is also a poignant, bittersweet love story - and, most movingly, a novel that explores the notion that literature can still be a potent force for good in our world.
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ISBN 9781460758823
Published AU 2 Sep 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781460758823
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 2 Sep 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Conte, Steven
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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