Tolstoy’s final work wasn’t published in his lifetime. It is dedicated to the tempestuous nineteenth-century Avar rebellion leader and a hero of the so-called Caucasian War, who was forced by circumstances to make an alliance with the Russians he had been fighting. It’s a book highly relevant to recent events in post-Soviet Russia.
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Alisa Ganieva is the author of three novels, The Mountain and the Wall, Bride and Groom and Salam, Dalgat!, as well as a collection of stories and essays. She has won several prizes in her native Russia, and in 2015, the UK’s the Guardian listed her among the thirty most talented young people in Moscow. Ganieva’s fiction has been translated and published in several countries.
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