The Gates of November

The Gates of November

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ISBN10: 044991240X ISBN13: 9780449912409 Contributors: Slepak, Leonid; Slepak, Vladimir; Slepak, Alexander Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: Sep 1 1997 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY."
--The Boston Globe

The father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs.

" A] vivid account . . . Potok] brings a novelist's passion and eye for detail to a gripping story that possesses many of the elements of fiction--except that it's all too true."
--San Francisco Chronicle
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