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Popular fiction Lavr

  • By Jevgenij Vodolazkin
  • Price: £16.75
  • ISBN: 9785170787906
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 27/07/2020 if you order today
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Laurus.

The laureate of the literary award "Big Book" (Bolshaja Kniga) 2013.

"Laurus" is a remarkably rich novel about the eternal themes of love, loss, self-sacrifice and faith, from one of Russia's most exciting and critically acclaimed novelists.

It is the late fifteenth century and a village healer in Russia called Laurus is powerless to help his beloved as she dies in childbirth, unwed and without having received communion. Devastated and desperate, he sets out on a journey in search of redemption. But this is no ordinary journey: it is one that spans ages and countries, and which brings him face-to-face with a host of unforgettable, eccentric characters and legendary creatures from the strangest medieval bestiaries.

Laurus's travels take him from the Middle Ages to the Plague of 1771, where as a holy fool he displays miraculous healing powers, to the political upheavals of the late-twentieth century. At each transformative stage of his journey he becomes more revered by the church and the people, until he decides, one day, to return to his home village to lead the life of a monastic hermit - not realising that it is here that he will face his most difficult trial yet.

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Title details

Series Popular fiction Title Lavr
Subject Russian Language Russian
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date December 2013 Authors Jevgenij Vodolazkin
Binding Hardback Pages 448
Size(mm) 136x207 Weight (gms) 425
ESB Code 48984 ISBN 9785170787906
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 27/07/2020 if you order today
  Price £16.75

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