Really thoughtful piece by @orlandofiges. The Whisperers, his phenomenal book on the private lives of Soviet families under Stalin’s regime still haunts me. Even more haunting is reading him apply that same “genetic fear” to Putin’s current regime. https://t.co/D79FBD2dbh— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) September 3, 2022
The lasting impression left by this brilliant and shocking book is one of devastation. The overwhelming torrent of detail carries with it a sense of psychological pain.