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Stalin's Barber comprises all that the great historical novels used to be-
epic scope, powerful characterizations, visceral action and a blazingly
intelligent authorial point of view.
-Frank Delaney, author of Ireland: A Novel, a New York Times bestseller
A vivid, imaginative story rich in detailed characterisation which takes the
reader on a dark journey laced with black humour into the heart of the USSR
at the height of Stalin's power. Levitt explores a terrifying world of lies, deceit
and half truths; a world of party hacks, informers and secret police; a world
where an innocent phrase, misplaced "joke" or misinterpreted glance leads to
imprisonment, deportation, torture and murder.
-Martin Jenkins, former chief producer, British Broadcasting Corporation