Enchantments (Hardcover)

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Publisher Center Point Pub
Mfg Part# 9781611733952
SKU 227758702
Format Hardcover Large Print
ISBN10 1611733952
Release Date 4/1/2012
Praise
"Harrison . . . brings her trademark interest in twisted family relationships to bear in this historical fiction about Rasputin's daughter."
"This splendid and surprising book circles through time and around stories both real and imagined, lending a tender perspective to familiar historical events."
"Harrison has taken a tired subject, the Romanovs, and offered a fresh vision of it."
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Editors Note Enchantments takes place in 1917 St. Petersburg in the final days of the Romanov Empire. After Rasputin's body is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha, is sent to live at the imperial palace with Tsar Nikolay and his family -- including the headstrong Prince Alyosha. Desperately hoping that Masha has inherited Rasputin's miraculous healing powers, Tsarina Alexandra asks her to tend to Aloysha, who suffers from hemophilia.Two months after Masha arrives at the palace, the tsar is forced to abdicate, and Bolsheviks place the royal family under house arrest. As Russia descends into civil war, Masha and Alyosha grieve the loss of their former lives, finding solace in each other's company. To escape the confinement of the palace, they tell stories -- some embellished and some entirely imagined. In the worlds of their imagination, the weak become strong, legend becomes fact, and a future that will never come to pass feels close at hand.Mesmerizing, haunting, and told in Kathryn Harrison's signature crystalline prose, Enchantments is a love story about two people who come together as everything around them is falling apart.
Annotation Kathryn Harrison pens a fictionalized version of the events that followed the death of Rasputin, the "Mad Monk" of Russia, on December 29, 1916. The narrative centers on Masha, his 18-year-old daughter, who is asked by the Romanovs to watch over the ailing Tsarevitch Alyosha in her father's stead. When the Tsar is forced by the Bolshevik Revolution to abdicate, and the family is placed under arrest, Masha and Alyosha embark on an unlikely romance in the midst of captivity.
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