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The Winter's Hero
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679432744, Hardcover)In this sequel, Boris and Yolka, the grandchildren of Dr. Boris Gradov, struggle to find themselves in the aftermath of World War II. Boris, who has just returned from occupied Poland, seeks to recapture his lost youth by becoming a playboy and racing motorcycles. Along the way he meets Vasily, Stalin's son, and then decides to attend medical school. Meanwhile, cousin Yolka, a beautiful music student, inadvertently attracts the fancy of the lecherous head of the secret police and is abducted. Boris convinces Vasily to intercede with his father for her release. To complicate matters, Dr. Gradov ends up in jail, a victim of Stalin's machinations. Stalin's death provides an unexpected catalyst to the family's fate.
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A family saga in the Soviet Union. Old man Gradov, a doctor, gets into trouble for telling Stalin he is in poor health, a daughter-in-law has defected to the U.S., a grandson races motorcycles with Stalin's son, and a Gradov girl is being wooed by Beria, the secret police chief. A sequel to Generations of Winter.
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