The Summer Guest

The Summer Guest

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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The translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Alison Anderson, delivers a remarkable literary novel—with a stunning conclusion—inspired by historical events, in which a diary weaves together the lives of three women: a dying Ukranian doctor who befriends Anton Chekov in the 19th century, a modern-day London book editor, and the woman she hires to translate it into English.Blinded by a fatal illness, young Ukrainian doctor Zinaida Lintvaryova is living on her family's rural estate in the summer of 1888. When a family from Moscow rents a cottage on the grounds, Zinaida develops a deep bond with one of their sons, a doctor and writer of modest but growing fame called Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Intelligent, curious, and increasingly introspective as her condition worsens, Zinaida keeps a diary chronicling this extraordinary friendship that comes to define the last years of her life.In the winter of 2014, Katya Kendall's London publishing house is...
Publisher: 2016.
ISBN: 9780062423375
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 downloadable ebook

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Nov 13, 2016

I enjoyed this novel even though it seems to be written in the style of a Russian translation. Whether this was the intent of the author or not it gives the story an air of authenticity and by the end you might wonder whether Chehkov really did write a novel.

multcolib_susannel Sep 06, 2016

What if Anton Chehkov wrote a novel and what if the only clue to it was contained in a newly discovered diary just waiting to be translated?


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