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A Mountain of Crumbs A Memoir (Paperback)

Author:  Elena Gorokhova
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1439125686
ISBN-13: 9781439125687
Sku: 214430350
Publish Date: 2/8/2011
Pages:  308
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Elena Gorokhova grows up in 1960''s Leningrad where she discovers that beauty and passion can be found in unexpected places in Soviet Russia.
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Elena Gorohova's lovely memoir captures both the stultifying oppression of growing up in the Soviet Union of the 1960s and the atmospheric beauty of mother Russia. Full of keen observation, vibrant intelligence, and pitch-perfect prose, MOUNTAIN OF CRUMBS vividly evokes a troubled lost world through the eyes of a passionate young girl yearning for a more liberated way of life. Simultaneously a portrait of a precise historical moment and a timeless romantic sensibility, Gorokhova's memoir is a sheer delight.

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"With telling detail, and a winning balance of affection, insight and satiric bite, in A MOUNTAIN OF CRUMBS Gorokhova portrays her colorful family circle and a bleak, repressively bureaucratic society that crushed much of the innate vibrancy out of the Russian people." - Misha Berson 01/16/2010

"[An] exquisitely wrought, tender memoir....A MOUNTAIN OF CRUMBS...could be taught as a master class in memoir writing: the key is not to collect facts and recollections but to truthfully re-imagine one's life....Gorokhova writes about her life with a novelist's gift for threading motives around the heart of a story, following its plot with a light touch and unwavering honesty. Each chapter distills a new revelation in poetic prose..." - Elena Lappin 02/07/2010

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