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The Resource The Woman Who Waited : A Novel, Andre Makine, (electronic resource)

The Woman Who Waited : A Novel, Andre Makine, (electronic resource)

Label
The Woman Who Waited : A Novel
Title
The Woman Who Waited
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Andre Makine
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A moving, utterly captivating love story: Romeo and Juliet as if told by Chekhov or Dostoevsky. In a remote Russian village a woman waits, as she has waited for almost three decades, for the man she loves to return. Near the end of World War II, nineteen-year-old Boris Koptek left the village to join the Russian army, swearing to the sixteen-year-old love of his life, Vera, that as soon as he returned they would marry. Young Boris, who with his engineering battalion fought his way almost to Berlin, was reported killed in action crossing the Spree River. But Vera refuses to believe he is dead, and each day, all these years later, faithfully awaits his return. Then one day the narrator arrives in the village, a twenty-six-year-old native of Leningrad, who is fascinated both by the still-beautiful woman and her exemplary story, and little by little he falls madly in love with her. But how can he compete with a ghost that will not die? Beautifully, delicately, but always powerfully, Andreï Makine delineates in masterly prose the movements and madness that constitute the dance of pure love. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home
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CtWfDGI
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2673.A38416
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
The Woman Who Waited : A Novel, Andre Makine, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00013825
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unknown
Extent
ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781628723632
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
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Label
The Woman Who Waited : A Novel, Andre Makine, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00013825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781628723632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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