The great Russian 20th-century novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Stalingrad.
Life and Fate is an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs. As the battle of Stalingrad looms, Grossman's characters must work out their destinies in a world torn by ideological tyranny and war.
Completed in 1960 and then confiscated by the KGB, this sweeping panorama of Soviet Society remained unpublished until it was smuggled into the West in 1980, where it was hailed as a masterpiece.
'A literary genius. His Life and Fate is rated by many as the finest Russian novel of the 20th Century' Mail on Sunday
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