MY HEAD SPINS. I'M LYING IN A BED. WHERE AM I? WHO AM I?A man wakes up in hospital. He has no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The doctor tells him his name, but he doesn't remember it. He remembers nothing.As memories slowly resurface, he begins to build a picture of his former life. Russia in the early twentieth century, the turbulence of the revolution, the aftermath. But how can this be possible when the pills beside his bed are dated 1999?In the deft hands of Eugene Vodolazkin, au..
Shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and Russia s National Big Book AwardLarionov. A general of the Imperial Russian Army who mysteriously avoided execution by the Bolsheviks when they swept to power and went on to live a long life in Yalta, leaving behind a vast heritage of memoirs.Solovyov. The young history student who travels to Crimea, determined to find out how Larionov evaded capture after the 1917 revolution.With wry humour, Eugene Vodolazkin, one of Russia s foremost contemporary write..