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Madonna from Russia

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by Yuri Druzhnikov
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Madonna from Russia by Yuri Druzhnikov

The picaresque story of 96-year-old Lily Bourbon, who marries her way from prostitute to Poet Laureate in the USSR and finds a new life in the U.S.

Lily was a beautiful young prostitute recruited by the Bolsheviks to service the Communist elite. As a result of a fortuitous marriage to Andrei Bourbon, famous poet, futurist and artistic associate of Malevich and Mayakovsky, her own verse is delivered to the official Communist newspapers, together with an entirely invented revolutionary biography. Before long, she is made poet laureate and feted as an idealized symbol of the Soviet era, while Andrei, after being incarcerated in a mental hospital by Lily, disappears in the purges. After the collapse of several marriages—and the Soviet Union—she leaves Russia for the United States. This is where we meet her, still striking-looking and engaged to a naive American, starting out again at the age of ninety-six. Following further bizarre and picaresque adventures, she reaches for her greatest honour yet—to be "Queen Lily the First" of the newly created island state of Grande Bravo.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 240
Size: 2.8 MB
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Date published:   2006
ISBN: 9780720616743 (DRM-PDF)

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Fiction > Literary
Fiction > Historical
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Nonfiction > Political Science > Political Ideologies > Communism & Socialism
Nonfiction > History > Eastern Europe
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Fiction > Classics
Fiction > Espionage/Intrigue
Fiction > Political
Fiction > Literary
Fiction > Historical
Fiction > Contemporary Women

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