The Industry of Souls

A Novel

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Publisher Description

The Industry of Souls is the story of Alexander Bayliss, a British citizen who was wrongfully arrested for espionage by the KGB in the 1950s and sentenced to twenty-five years of hard labor in the work camps of Siberia. Eventually freed in the 1970s, he decides not to return to the West--a world he barely remembers and to which he no longer belongs--and instead finds his way to a small Russian village where he becomes a much beloved schoolmaster.

Now, on the day of his eightieth birthday, communism has evaporated and Russia is changed. This moving story alternates between this momentous day to his harrowing past in the camp and his life in the village. And in the end, he is presented with a choice, perhaps for the first time in his life.

Martin Booth's brilliantly crafted novel is a celebration of life in the face of death, of humanity in the midst of a system that robs men of their dignity. It stands as a mature and profound exploration of the meaning and the essence of human friendship.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
711.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Mogulskier22 ,

Industry of Souls

If you enjoyed Booth's "Hiroshima Joe" (and who doesn't) then you must read this book. A story that uses the injustice of men to bring forth the love we have inside for our fellow man. A sobering, insightful read that you won't forget.

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