Asya: a novel

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Viking, Oct 1, 1991 - Humor - 309 pages
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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A wonderfully enthralling first novel from writer-historian Ignatieff (The Russian Album, 1987, etc.)—unabashedly unpretentious but satisfyingly literate and informative. Asya is one of those ... Read full review

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Asya is a sweeping saga of one woman's innocence and betrayal played out against the backdrop of major world events of the 20th century. Born to Russian nobility in 1900, Asya Galitzine loses ... Read full review


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Michael Ignatieff, born in Toronto in 1947, and educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard and Cambridge universities, has written television programs for the BBC, novels, and works of nonfiction. He has also authored essays and reviews for several publications including The New York Times. From 1990-93, he wrote a weekly column on international affairs for The Observer. His family memoir, The Russian Album, received Canada's Governor General Award in 1988. His second novel, Scar Tissue, was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1993. Other nonfiction works include A Just Measure of Pain, the Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution and the Warrior's Honor: Ethic War and the Modern Conscience.

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