"BARNES' MASTERPIECE". (OBSERVER). In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block.
He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House.
Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House never return.
So begins Julian Barnes' new novel. A story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, cowardice and courage, it is the work of a true master.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/01/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784703325