The Banner of the Passing Clouds, Paperback


Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official.

Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart.

But when Iosif unwittingly destroys his family's happiness he is forced to question his lifelong loyalties to Stalin's ghost.




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