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James Meek

The People's Act of Love


In 1919 Siberia, in the outer reaches of a country recently torn apart by civil war, lives a small Christian sect and its enigmatic leader, Balashov. Stationed in their midst is a company of Czech soldiers, on the losing side of the recent conflict and desperate to get home. Into this isolated community trudges Samarin, an escapee from Russia's northernmost prison.

His arrival intrigues many of the locals, including Anna Petrovna, a beautiful young war widow, but when the local shaman is found dead, suspicion and terror engulf the little town..."The People's Act of Love" is an epic drama of desire and sacrifice, a grand table for modern times.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2006
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Pages: 400
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781841957654
ISBN 10: 1841957658

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The People's Act of Love