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Hunger: A Novel Elise Blackwell 0316738956 9780316738958 When German troops surround Leningrad and cut off food supplies in the fall of 1941, no one imagines that the siege will last 900 long days and take hundreds of thousands of
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Hunger: A Novel by Elise Blackwell

When German troops surround Leningrad and cut off food supplies in the fall of 1941, no one imagines that the siege will last 900 long days and take hundreds of thousands of lives. As the first hunger winter sets in, the citys residents strip the bark off trees, boil and eat moss-covered stones, and trade priceless antiques for half a loaf of bread-and sex for a chunk of sugar. But the scientists at the Institute of Plant Industry pledge to protect their collection of rare seeds, painstakingly gathered from all over the world, no matter the human cost. One scientist describes how his small group of colleagues, including his quietly determined wife, Alena, splinters between those who would preserve their principles at the price of starvation, and others who turn to deception-and more sinister measures-to survive. His memories of the years before the war, when he traveled throughout the world and tasted the sensual pleasures of lifes lush richness, offset his heartbreaking account of the most wrenching decisions a human being can make.

Author: Elise Blackwell

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 144

Publisher: Little, Brown

Publication Date: 2003-05-01

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ISBN: 0316738956


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