The Long Song Of Tchaikovsky Street: A Russian Adventure

byPieter WaterdrinkerTranslated byPaul Evans

April 15, 2022|
The Long Song Of Tchaikovsky Street: A Russian Adventure by Pieter Waterdrinker
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In 1988, at the age of 26, Pieter Waterdrinker was at home in the Netherlands one day when a man knocked on his door and asked him to smuggle a shipment of bibles into the USSR. The resulting adventure would lead to a lifelong journey into Russia and its history.

Waterdrinker would eventually find himself living in Saint Petersburg, with his Russian wife and three cats, on a street which a hundred years earlier had been the epicentre of the 1917 Russian Revolution. In The Long Song of Tchaikovsky Street he tells its story, from the fall of the Tsar to the collapse of the USSR, blending history with memoir to create an ode to the divided soul of Russia and an unputdownable account of his own struggles with life, literature and love.


“Words by Waterdrinker are as amazing as a superior circus.”
Elsevier

“How evocatively Waterdrinker can write! A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, he makes this violent period of history shine once again.”
Zin

Pieter Waterdrinker (born 1961, Haarlem) is one of the most successful novelists in contemporary Dutch literature, praised for his compelling voice. He studied Russian at the University of Amsterdam, and was a long-time correspondent at the leading Dutch daily De Telegraaf . His literary work has often been translated and longlisted fo...
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Title:The Long Song Of Tchaikovsky Street: A Russian Adventure
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:416 pages, 9.2 X 6 X 1.4 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 9.2 X 6 X 1.4 in
Published:April 15, 2022
Publisher:Scribe Publications
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781950354887

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