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ISBN-10: 0810133482
ISBN-13: 9780810133488
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publish Date: 08/15/2016
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.80" W, 1.10" H

The Kukotsky Enigma

Translator: Diane Nemec Ignashev

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Translated from the Russian by Diane Nemec Ignashev

The central character in Ludmila Ulitskaya’s celebrated novel The Kukotsky Enigma is a gynecologist contending with Stalin’s prohibition of abortions in 1936. But, in the tradition of Russia’s great family novels, the story encompasses the history of two families and unfolds in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the ruins of ancient civilizations on the Black Sea. Their lives raise profound questions about family heritage and genetics, nurture and nature, and life and death. In his struggle to maintain his professional integrity and to keep his work from dividing his family, Kukotsky confronts the moral complexity of reproductive science. Winner of the 2001 Russian Booker Prize and the basis for a blockbuster television miniseries, The Kukotsky Enigma is an engrossing, searching novel by one of contemporary literature’s most brilliant writers.

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Details

ISBN-10: 0810133482
ISBN-13: 9780810133488
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publish Date: 08/15/2016
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.80" W, 1.10" H
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