A Novel by Ludmila Ulitskaya
- Published: Aug 02, 2020
One of Russias most renowned literary figures and a Man Booker International Prize nominee, Ludmila Ulitskaya presents what may be her final novel. Jacobs Ladder is a family saga spanning a century of recent Russian historyand represents the summation of... read more
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Details of Jacob's Ladder
- Exact title of the book
- Jacob's Ladder
- Book author
- Ludmila Ulitskaya
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Jul 09, 2019
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One of Russias most renowned literary figures and a Man Booker International Prize nominee, Ludmila Ulitskaya presents what may be her final novel. Jacobs Ladder is a family saga spanning a century of recent Russian historyand represents the summation of the authors career, devoted to sharing the absurd and tragic tales of twentieth-century life in her nation. Jumping between the diaries and letters of Jacob Ossetsky in Kiev in the early 1900s and the experiences of his granddaughter Nora in the theatrical world of Moscow in the 1970s and beyond, Jacobs Ladder guides the reader through some of the most turbulent times in the history of Russia and Ukraine, and draws suggestive parallels between historical events of the early twentieth century and those of more recent memory.
Spanning the seeming promise of the prerevolutionary years, to the dark Stalinist era, to the corruption and confusion of the present day, Jacobs Ladder is a pageant of romance, betrayal, and memory. With a scale worthy of Tolstoy, it asks how much control any of us have over our livesand how much is in fact determined by history, by chance, or indeed by the genes passed down by the generations that have preceded us into the world.
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