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Burnt by the Sun

Burnt by the Sun

By Nikita Mikhalkov & Rustam Ibragimbekov
Adapted by Peter Flannery
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848420441, 96 pages, September 2009


A rich evocation of a world poised on the brink of Stalin's Great Terror, based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film written by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov.

General Kotov, decorated hero of the Russian Revolution, is spending an idyllic summer in the country with his beloved young wife and family. But on one glorious sunny morning in 1936, his wife’s former lover returns from a long and unexplained absence. Amidst a tangle of sexual jealousy, retribution and remorseless political backstabbing, Kotov feels the full, horrifying reach of Stalin’s rule.