Lose yourself in the irresistible story of one woman`s journey through 20th-century Russia. Growing up in 1930s Brooklyn, Florence Fein will do anything to escape the confining values of her family and her city, and create a life of meaning and consequence. When a new job and a love affair lead her to Moscow, she doesn`t think twice about abandoning America, only to discover, years later, that America has abandoned her. Now, as her son Julian travels back to Moscow, entrusted to stitch together a murky transcontinental oil deal, he must dig into Florence`s past to discover who his mother really was and what she became. He must also persuade his own son, Lenny, to abandon his risky quest for prosperity in the cut-throat Russian marketplace. As he traces a thread from Depression-era America, through the collective housing and work camps of Stalin`s USSR, to the glittering, oil-rich world of New Russia, Julian finally begins to understand the role he has played, as a father and as a son. Epic in sweep and intimate in detail, The Patriots is both a compelling portrait of the entangled relationship between America and Russia, and a beautifully crafted story of three generations of one family caught between the forces of history and the consequences of past choices.
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135 x 216 mm