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Every summer season, younger Andrei visits his grandmother, Charlotte Lemmonier, whom he loves dearly. In a dusty village overlooking the sizeable Russian steppes, she captivates her grandson and the opposite little ones of the village with wondrous tales—watching Proust play tennis in Neuilly, Tsar Nicholas II’s stopover at to Paris, French president Felix Faure death within the fingers of his mistress. yet from his mysterious grandmother, Andrei additionally learns of a Russia he hasn't ever identified: a rustic of famine and distress, brutal injustice, and the hopeless chaos of war.

Enthralled, he weaves her tales into his personal mystery universe of reminiscence and dream. She creates for him a vibrant portrait of the France of her youth, Atlantis way more dependent, carefree, and stimulating than Russia within the Nineteen Seventies and ‘80s. Her hot, crafty stories of her native land and of books captivate Andrei. Absorbed during this imaginative and prescient, he turns into an interloper in his personal state, and at last a stressed vacationer round Europe. Dreams of My Russian Summers is an epic choked with ardour and tenderness, soreness and heartbreak, spell binding in each way.

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