The Investigator

The Investigator The Investigator is set in Soviet Ukraine in the early s With Stalin at the helm the post war Soviet Union is struggling to rebuild and to heal the nation of its multiple wounds Plots and conspir

  • Title: The Investigator
  • Author: Маргарита Хемлин
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Investigator is set in Soviet Ukraine in the early 1950s With Stalin at the helm, the post war Soviet Union is struggling to rebuild and to heal the nation of its multiple wounds Plots and conspiracies abound and challenges to socialist values, real and imagined, proliferate A young woman is murdered in a typical Soviet town In the spirit of the era everyone is a sThe Investigator is set in Soviet Ukraine in the early 1950s With Stalin at the helm, the post war Soviet Union is struggling to rebuild and to heal the nation of its multiple wounds Plots and conspiracies abound and challenges to socialist values, real and imagined, proliferate A young woman is murdered in a typical Soviet town In the spirit of the era everyone is a suspect The investigator of the title sets out to solve the crime A former intelligence officer who seeks to embody the ideals of the young Soviet Union, he introduces the reader to a polyphony of alternative voices that, together with his own, weave the unique fabric of this striking novel Margarita Khemlin Margarita Khemlin is a Jewish Russian author and winner of the Russian Booker Prize and the Big Book Prize Khemlin began with a modest dishwashing job in a caf decades ago while working hard to fulfill her writing dream She never gave up and many manuscripts later she is a prolific and celebrated novelist in today s Russia Since 2012 Khemlin is also one of the jurors of The O Henry Award in the USA

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    1. Set in the author’s native Ukraine in the early 1950s, the novel tells of the murder of a young woman. It seems at first to be a cut-and-dried case, as her lover confesses and subsequently commits suicide. But the eponymous investigator, former intelligence officer Mikail Tsupkoi, isn’t convinced and sets out to delve deeper. The reader is introduced to a wide-ranging and diverse cast of characters, each of whom has a story to tell and secrets to hide. Nothing is clear and open. Many theorie [...]

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