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Andreï Makine

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Each summer, Andrei Makine's narrator and his sister leave the Soviet Union for the mythical land of France-Atlantis. That this country is a beautiful confabulation, a consolation existing only in his maternal grandmother's mind, makes it no less real. Though Charlotte Lemonnier lives in a town on the edge of the …

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A moving novel, telling of the longing and devastation that happen when both dreams and realities come crashing down.