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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
THE PEOPLE'S TRAIN THOMAS KENEALLY This is the story of Artem Samsurov, a committed Bolshevik, who has escaped from Tsarist Russia to the sanctuary of sleepy Brisbane in the early 1900s. Do not, however, expect a turgid Russian novel! The familiar Brisbane setting, intimate details of Artems relationships with friends and lovers and powerful descriptions of imprisonment, both Siberian 'style' and in our infamous Boggo Road jail, all contribute to this book being difficult to put down. the story of Artem Samsurov, a committed Bolshevik, who has escaped from Tsarist Russia to the sanctuary of sleepy Brisbane in the early 1900s'