A novel of tremendous scope and beauty, The Translator tells of the relationship between an exiled Russian poet and his American translator during the Cuban missile crisis, a time when a writer's words -- especially forbidden ones -- could be powerful enough to change the course of history.
About the Author
John E. Crowley is the George Munro Professor of History at Dalhousie University.
“Thrilling....[Crowley] succeeds with what no prudent novel ought to attempt.”
-New York Times
“A rarity: a love story with a core of intelligence and insight.’
“A novel that affirms and celebrates language... [and] masterfully renders a moment in history.”
“Wonderfully sensual... Layered and rich, The Translator is a remarkable novel.
-San Francisco Chronicle
-Christian Science Monitor
“Nothing short of magical.”
-Time Out New York