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A tight, captivating story of a naive child's encounters with a Soviet dictator, the 20th novel by Robert Littell   After the sudden death of his nuclear physicist father and the arrest of his mother during the Stalinist purge of Jewish doctors, young Leon Rozental-intellectually precocious and possessing a disarming candor-is hiding from the NKVD in the secret rooms of the House on the Embankment, a large building in Moscow where many Soviet officials and apparatchiks live and work. One day after following a passageway, Leon meets Koba, an old man whose apartment is protected by several guards. Koba is a high-ranking Soviet officer with troubling insight into the thoughts and machinations of Comrade Stalin.   Through encounters between a naive boy and a paranoid tyrant, Robert Littell creates in Comrade Koba a nuanced portrayal of the Soviet dictator, showing his human side and his simultaneous total disregard for and ignorance of the suffering he inï¬'icted on the Russian people. The charm and spontaneity of young Leon make him an irresistible character-and not unlike Holden Caulï¬?eld, whom he admits to identifying with-caught in the spider's web of the story woven by this enigmatic old man.  

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Robert Littell was born, raised, and educated in New York. A former Newsweek editor specializing in Soviet Affairs, he left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time. He has been writing about the Soviet Union and Russians since his first novel, the espionage classic The Defection of A.J. Lewinter. He is the author of 18 novels, including the critically acclaimed The Debriefing, The Sisters, The Once and Future Spy, the New York Times bestselling The Company, and Legends.

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