Siberian Education

Siberian Education

Family, Honour, and Tattoos : An Extraordinary Underworld Life

eBook - 2010
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A vivid, shocking, at times poetic revelation of a world we never imagined existed. Siberian Education is a real-life Eastern Promises seen through the eyes of a boy growing up in the close-knit community of the Urkas, descendants of criminals relocated from Siberia to the banks of the Dniester River, between Moldavia and Ukraine, in the 1930s. A tale of an extreme boyhood -- violent, governed by rules of honour passed down through legend and taught via elaborate and mysterious tattoos, and ultimatedly doomed to disappear amidst post-Soviet capitalist gangsterism: an utterly unique look at a vanished society from someone who knew it intimately, even though he is not yet 30 years old.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2010
ISBN: 9780771050299
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Hunt, Jonathan 1951-

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