The White Russian by Vanora BennettThe White Russian by Vanora Bennett

The White Russian

byVanora Bennett

Paperback | May 25, 2016

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From the author of Midnight in St. Petersburg and Portrait of an Unknown Woman, a novel of love, art, music and family secrets set amongst the Russian emigre community of Paris in 1937

Evie, a rebellious young American, leaves New York in search of art and adventure in jazz-age Paris, where her bohemian grandmother, long estranged from the rest of the family, lives. But her grandmother's sudden death just after her arrival leaves Evie compelled to carry out her relative's dying wish: to find a man from her past known only as Zhenya.

The quest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian emigre community of Paris. With the world on the brink of war, she becomes embroiled in murder plots, conspiracies and illicit love affairs, as White faces Red Russian and nothing is as it seems.

With Jean, a liberal Russian refugee connected to her grandmother's circle, by her side, Evie finally seems to have found the passion and excitement she's yearned for all her life. But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya, or the heartbreak of her grandmother's past?

Vanora Bennett is the author of two acclaimed novels,Portrait of an Unknown WomanandFigures in Silk, and an award-winning journalist. She has contributed to theLos Angeles Times, theTimes Literary Supplement,The Times(London), and the BBC. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Title:The White RussianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443438669

ISBN - 13:9781443438667


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Midnight in St. Petersburg:""A tale of thundering passions set in the Russian Revolution…. Historical fiction at its best."" —The Times (UK)""Fascinating and illuminating…. The kind of book that ends up the inspiration for an Oscar-winning film."" —Books Monthly""A rich, gorgeous broth of passion and danger."" —Saga Magazine""Compelling, heartbreaking, passionate."" —Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: The Biography""An action- and passion-packed story set during the revolutionary fervour of Russia's imperial capital city…. Historical thriller heaven. Lush, romantic, and brimming with suspense…. An intelligent and beautifully written love story."" —Lancashire Evening Post""Bennett's sophisticated grasp of historical realities and psychological complexity gives power and depth."" —The Sunday Times