The People's Train

Paperback | July 2, 2013

byThomas Keneally

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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.

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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 ne...

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They includeSchindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the filmSchindler's List, andThe Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith,ConfederatesandGossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340951869

ISBN - 13:9780340951866

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Reading at times like a cross between Peter Carey and Tom Rob Smith's Child 44, Keneally has delivered a broad-ranging piece of historical fiction that approaches his best. Given that his best is the 1982 Booker-winning SCHINDLER'S ARK, that is high praise indeed.-Robert Epstein, Independent on Sunday