The Ship of Widows

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1144-8
Publication Date
June 1994
Page Count
179 pages
Trim Size
5 1/8 x 7 3/4

The Ship of Widows

I. Grekova

"My husband was killed at the front right at the beginning of the war." Thus opens The Ship of Widows, the story of five women brought together in a large communal apartment by the vagaries of war in the year 1943. It spotlights the female experience of World War II: the fate of those not at the front, but still forced to fight as desperately to survive starvation, cold, and exhaustion, and to maintain homes and a country to which the soldiers can return. The Ship of Widows reveals an seldom-seen period of Russia's history and an understudied segment of its population---it's women.

About the Author
"A wonderful, powerful narrative as well as an illuminating study of Russian history and womanhood." --Booklist