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Iron Curtain
  • ISBN: 9781784744588
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
  • Binding: Hardback

Iron Curtain

A Love Story

Vesna Goldsworthy
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With sharp wit, Vesna Goldsworthy unpicks the failures of family and state. Iron Curtain is a sly, elegant human drama that challenges the myths we tell ourselves.

Milena is a Red Princess living in a Soviet satellite state in the 1980s. She enjoys limitless luxury and limited freedom; the end of the Cold War seems unimaginable. When she meets Jason, a confident British poet, Milena is appalled by his political naïvety and his poor choice of footwear. However, before long she is secretly planning to escape to Britain. London defies her privileged expectations: the rented flat is grim and the food is disgusting. But she is with the man she loves and there are no hidden cameras to record her every move. Then Milena discovers that Jason’s idea of freedom hurts even more.

‘A book so full of steel and compassion that it stands glitteringly apart’ Rachel Cusk

‘A wonderful, perfectly-pitched novel: full of delightful intrigue and wry insight about the human predicament and its unique tensions’ William Boyd

‘A piercingly evocative East-West love story’ The Times



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