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Travels in Siberia

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Ian Frazier brings us an astonishingly thorough exploration of Siberia that articulates its enduring appeal in the popular imagination. This long-awaited work of non-fiction is a delightful mélange of Frazier’s personal travels among Russian friends and acquaintances, along with his observations of the geography, politics, economy, religion, and art of the region. He recounts tales of Siberia’s most famous and lesser known exiles, from the Decembrists to Stalin, bringing into stark focus the ungraspable suffering of Siberian exile and life in the labor camps. Above all, he shows us how, despite its tragic history, Siberia still manages to be funny.



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