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The Resource Sniper : a novel, Nicolai Lilin ; translated by Jamie Richards

Sniper : a novel, Nicolai Lilin ; translated by Jamie Richards

Label
Sniper : a novel
Title
Sniper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nicolai Lilin ; translated by Jamie Richards
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
What did you do to deserve that a fellow soldier responds when he hears that Nicolai Lilin has been assigned to an unconventional, ultra-high-risk paramilitary unit of the Russian army. Also nicknamed the para-bats for the black parachutes that dropped them behind enemy lines at night, Lilin and his fellow saboteurs soon find themselves fighting Islamic insurgents armed with American weaponry in the breakaway province of Chechnya. In vivid, harrowing detail, Lilin relays how, under the mind-bending dangers of heavy fire, on unknown terrain, in unpredictable small villages, the only goal is survival. Under the leadership of corrupt generals profiting from the war, his unit develops a camaraderie that is their best hope for staying alive and staying human. Ultimately, the return to the bland normality of an impersonal society at peace might be the hardest struggle of all. Writing with unhindered directness and power, Lilin combines his own experiences as a sniper in Chechnya together with the stories of those he fought beside to forge an autobiographical novel unique in the literature of war. A bestseller in Europe, this novel will remain an unforgettable account of one of the ugliest conflicts of our time
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Lilin, Nicolai
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PQ4912.I55
  • PQ4912.I55
LC item number
  • C3313 2012
  • C3313 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Richards, Jamie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snipers
  • Sabotage
  • Parachute troops
  • Insurgency
  • Political corruption
Label
Sniper : a novel, Nicolai Lilin ; translated by Jamie Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Italy in 2010 as Caduta libera by Guilio Einaudi editore, s.p.a., Torino
Control code
sky246456550
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
406 p.
Isbn
9780393082111
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012005118
Label
Sniper : a novel, Nicolai Lilin ; translated by Jamie Richards
Publication
Note
First published in Italy in 2010 as Caduta libera by Guilio Einaudi editore, s.p.a., Torino
Control code
sky246456550
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
406 p.
Isbn
9780393082111
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012005118

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