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Woman Who Waited, the (2004) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In a remote Russian village a woman waits, as she has waited for almost three decades, for the man she loves to return. Near the end of World War II, nineteen-year-old Boris Koptek left the village to join the Russian army, swearing to the sixteen-year-old love of his life, Vera, that as soon as he returned they would marry. Young Boris, who with his engineering battalion fought his way almost to Berlin, was reported killed in action crossing the Spree River. But Vera refuses to believe he is dead, and each day, all these years later, faithfully awaits his return.

Then one day the narrator arrives in the village, a twenty-six-year-old native of Leningrad, who is fascinated both by the still-beautiful woman and her exemplary story, and little by little he falls madly in love with her. But how can he compete with a ghost that will not die?

Original title: La femme qui attendait
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIGeneral
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Woman Who Waited

The Woman Who Waited (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Geoffrey Strachan
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Manifested in:

The Woman Who Waited (March 15, 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 1559707747
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 x 1
Pages: 192

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