The People's Train by Thomas KeneallyThe People's Train by Thomas Keneally

The People's Train

byThomas Keneally

Paperback | July 2, 2013

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After a long, dangerous escape from Tsarist Russia, Artem Samsurov might have reached sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, but that doesn't stop him trying to create a socialist paradise with his fellow emigres and workmates. And despite getting entangled with an attractive female lawyer, then charged with the murder of an informer, he never loses hope that one day the revolution will come. But when he returns to Russia in 1917 to fight alongside his comrades, he cannot know whether it will succeed, or at what cost.
In this enthralling novel, Thomas Keneally brings to life a seismic episode in world history from an unusual, intimate perspective. Basing his story on a real figure, he captures what it was like moment by dramatic moment for the men and women caught up in the maelstrom, and explores the passions, ideals and terrible compromises that fuelled it.

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Priz...
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Title:The People's TrainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0340951869

ISBN - 13:9780340951866

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Effortlessly captures the mindset of a young man convinced that the day is coming with the workers will rise...This impassioned idealism stands starkly at odds with our own knowledge of where the revolution lead - a contrast that lends the novel a queasy power.-Edward McGown, Daily Telegraph