Just Send Me Word
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This book tells the story of two Muscovites, Lev and Svetlana, whose love survived the war of 1941–45 and, afterwards, Lev's incarceration in one of Stalin's most notorious labour camps. For 14 years they exchanged letters – Lev's beautifully written, uncensored and smuggled from the Gulag; Svetlana's a testament to constancy and hope from a grim post-war Moscow. Using their correspondence – the largest cache of Gulag letters ever found – Figes has reconstructed a story of love's triumph over adversity.