The Woman who Waited
When a young writer arrives in a remote Russian village to study local customs, one woman stands out: Vera, who has been waiting thirty years for her lover to return from the Second World War. He sets out to win her affections, but the better he thinks he understands her the more she surprises him.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Clara53 - LibraryThing
At the risk of appearing too abstract, I feel like I want to compare this small novel to a piece of music, with two distinct movements - melancholic ruminations of an ex-dissident of a crumbled Soviet ... Read full review
THE WOMAN WHO WAITEDUser Review - Kirkus
A young writer is humbled by a story of enduring love in the Russian-born (now French resident) author's ninth novel (The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme, 2005, etc.).In the mid-1970s, Makine's unnamed ... Read full review