The half life of Valery K
Class no: AF
How can you save a city that doesn't exist? In 1963, in a Siberian gulag, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov has mastered what it takes to survive: the right connections to the guards for access to food and cigarettes, the right pair of warm boots to avoid frostbite, and the right attitude toward the small pleasures of life.
A brilliant book, beautifully written with warm, wonderful characters and very pertinent to our time.