Communist Daze

The Many Misadventures of a Soviet Doctor
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.10 hours)
Product Number: Z100105952
Released: Feb 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504777506
Narrator/s: Daniel Gamburg
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Description

Welcome to Gradieshti, a Soviet village awash in gray buildings and ramshackle fences, a home to a large, collective farm and to the most oddball and endearing cast of characters possible. For three years in the 1960s, Vladimir Tsesis-inestimable Soviet doctor and irrepressible jester-was stationed in a village where racing tractor drivers tossed vodka bottles to each other for sport; where farmers and townspeople secretly mocked and tried to endure the Communist way of life; where milk for children, running water, and adequate electricity were rare; where the world's smallest, motley parade became the country's longest; and where one compulsively amorous Communist Party leader met a memorable, chilling fate. From a frantic pursuit of calcium-deprived, lunatic Socialist chickens to a father begging on his knees to Soviet officials to obtain antibiotics for his dying child, Vladimir's tales of Gradieshti are unforgettable. Sometimes hysterical, often moving, always a remarkable and highly entertaining insider's look at rural life under the old Soviet regime, they are a sobering expose of the terrible inadequacies of its much-lauded socialist medical system.

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Author(s): Vladimir A. Tsesis
Original Publish Date: Feb 20, 2017

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CD
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Author(s): Vladimir A. Tsesis
Narrator(s): Daniel Gamburg
Product Number DD29082
Released: Mar 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504777469
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Author(s): Vladimir A. Tsesis
Product Number EB00742778
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780253025890

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