The Banner of the Passing Clouds

Anthea Nicholson

Published: 3 April 2014
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 304 pages
ISBN: 9781847087430


Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official. Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart. But when Iosif unwittingly destroys his family's happiness he is forced to question his lifelong loyalties to Stalin's ghost.

About the author

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Anthea Nicholson is a writer and visual artist who lives between England and Tbilisi in Georgia. She gained an MA with distinction in creative writing at Bath Spa University, 2005 and following that she was writer in residence for a year at Batworthy Farm on Dartmoor. The Banner of the Passing Clouds is her first novel. More about the author

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