A lyrical novel about the last year of Tolstoy’s life and his flight from Yasnaya Polyana a few days before his death, using six voices to express the conflicts in his family, marriage and work. Scrupulously well-researched and sensitive.
Leo Tolstoy’s controversial novella, initially banned in Russia, together with two stories to written to counter it by Sofia Tolstoy and their son Lev Lvovich Tolstoy, available in English for the first time.
The unfolding dialogue between husband and wife over a 48-year period, many of which have not been published in English before.
(This is a sort of companion volume to ‘My Life’, the memoirs of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, published by the University of Ottawa Press in 2010 but out of print. Please contact us if you would like us to second hand copies.)