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A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova pdf epub fb2

A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir Author: Elena Gorokhova
Title: A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir
ISBN: 1439125686
ISBN13: 978-1439125687
Other Formats: lrf docx mbr txt
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 8, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Size PDF version: 1465 kb
Size EPUB version: 1358 kb
Subcategory: Historical




Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by.Elena’s country is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, but a nation struggling to retain its power and its pride. Born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, Elena finds her passion in the complexity of the English language—but in the Soviet Union of the 1960s such a passion verges on the subversive. Elena is controlled by the state the same way she is controlled by her mother, a mirror image of her motherland: overbearing, protective, difficult to leave. In the battle between a strong-willed daughter and her authoritarian mother, the daughter, in the end, must break free and leave in order to survive.Through Elena’s captivating voice, we learn not only the stories of Russian family life in the second half of the twentieth century, but also the story of one rebellious citizen whose curiosity and determination finally transport her to a new world. It is an elegy to the lost country of childhood, where those who leave can never return.