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A curse on Dostoevsky

A curse on Dostoevsky

Rahimi, Atiq, author

Rassoul's world consists of little more than a squalid rented room - strewn with books by Dostoevsky, relics from his days as a student of Russian Literature at Leningrad - and his beloved fiancee Sophie. So when he finds himself committing a murder, axe in hand, as if re-enacting the opening of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, his identification with the novel's anti-hero is complete: Rassoul is Raskolnikov, transplanted to late twentieth-century Kabul. Amid the war-torn streets, as Rassoul searches for the meaning of his crime, he is pulled into a feverish plot thick with murder, guilt, morality and Sharia law - where the line between dreams and reality becomes dangerously blurred

Paperback, Large print, Book. English. Large type books. Suspense fiction. Psychological fiction.
Large print edition.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Atiq Rahimi
ISBN: 1444821474, 9781444821475
Intended audience: Adult.
Note: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2013.
Physical Description: 304 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series: Ulverscroft
Subject: Afghanistan Fiction.