The Women of Lazarus

By Marina Stepnova

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The Women of Lazarus is a mesmerizing story of love, loss and human genius. The story starts just after the Russian Revolution, when the highly gifted student Lazar Lindt arrives in Moscow carrying with him nothing but lice and a notebook. The Women of Lazarus tells a part of Lazar’s life story, following three important women in it: his mentor’s wife, his own young wife and their granddaughter. Set against the background of the twentieth century, Moscow and the fictional…
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Language

Russian

Format

Paperback

Genre

Literary novel

ISBN

9789462380196

Translator(s)

Lisa Hayden

Pages

448

Original Title

Zhenshiny Lazarya

Year of publication

2015

Reviews

'A masterpiece.'—Novaya Gazeta

About the author

Marina Stepnova

Marina Stepnova is a Russian novelist, screenplay writer and journalist. Her first novel Chiroerg (The Surgeon, 2005) was received with great critical acclaim and nominated for the Russian National Bestseller Prize. In 2012, her novel The Women of Lazarus won third prize in Russia’s prestigious National Big Book Prize and was finalist for both the National Bestseller Award, the Russian Booker Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Award. Marina Stepnova lives in Moscow. Photo: © Olga Mitiguz