The Patriots by Sana Krasikov follows Florence Fein, a young Jewish American, on her journey to communist Russia in 1930s. Without going into details and giving away too many spoilers, I would mention that Florence is going on a treacherous road of disillusionment. She’d be trapped and gradually broken down by the totalitarian system.
The Patriots has convinced me that Krasikov belongs among the totemic young writers of her era.”—Khaled Hosseini, author of And the Mountains Echoed and The Kite Runner “ The Patriots is a masterwork, a Dr. Zhivago for our times.
The Patriots asks huge, complex questions about identity, loyalty, truth and self-deception, and explores tangled historical connections between Russia and the US. Krasikov’s heroine, Florence Fein, trades 1930s Brooklyn for Soviet Magnitogorsk, a steel-producing city in the Urals.
The Patriots by Sana Krasikov A sweeping multigenerational novel about idealism, betrayal, and family secrets set in the U.S. and Russia, from one of Granta ’s Best of Young American Novelists When the Great Depression hits, Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn College for a job in Moscow—and the promise of love and independence.
An idealistic young American heads for the Soviet Union in 1934, with consequences that reverberate through three generations in Krasikov’s ambitious and compelling first …
Jan 24, 2017 · Sana Krasikov’s first novel, “The Patriots,” is a historical saga that moves between America and Russia, from the 1930s to the present day.
Sana Krasikov deserves comparison to the Russian masters whose novels her own so often evokes.”—Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena “I admit I had high expectations for The Patriots. Fortunately, I had only to read the prologue to suspect that the hugely gifted Sana Krasikov may have leapt over them.
Sana Krasikov digs into the topic from a new and surprising angle in a thoroughly researched and deeply felt historical novel, The Patriots, which follows the consequences of an idealistic young American’s flight to the Soviet Union.
Sana Krasikov deserves comparison to the Russian masters whose novels her own so often evokes.”—Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena “I admit I had high expectations for The Patriots .
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