Homo Sovieticus in love
Controversial historian Orlando Figes' latest attempt at telling a tale of life in the gulag takes the form of excerpts from 1,246 letters between two young people.
“Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag,” by Orlando Figes. Penguin Books, 331 pages, £9.99
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