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Author Lawhon, Ariel, author.

Title I was Anastasia [text (large print)] : a novel / Ariel Lawhon.

Publication Info. [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Large Type Fiction    M LAWHON,ARI    Available
Edition First large print edition.
Description 531 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print rda
Summary "Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal in Berlin. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless, horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Anastasii︠a︡ Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1901-1918 -- Fiction.
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 -- Family -- Assassination -- Fiction.
Romanov, House of -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Princesses -- Russia -- Fiction.
Impersonation -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Detective and mystery fiction.
Large type books.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
ISBN 9780525528135 (large print : trade paperback)
052552813X (large print : trade paperback)

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