The House Of Special PurposeBook - 2009
"Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past. Now living in England with his beloved wife Zoya, he prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him. Readers are transported to St. Petersburg in the early 20th-century, to the Winter Palace of the Tsar. Moving from revolutionary St. Petersburg to Paris after the First World War, and from London during the Blitz to the eastern coast of Finland during the 1980s, "The House of Special Purpose" returns to a quiet hospital bed where Georgy and Zoya's story must finally be resolved."--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2009.
Characteristics: 428 p. ; 24 cm.