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DOWNLOAD ´ Pobeda 1946 ß In Tallinn in 1946 a young boy is transfixed by the beauty of a luxurious cream coloured car gliding down the street It is a Russian Pobeda a car called Victory The sympathetic driver invites the boy for a ride and enuires about his family Soon the boy's father disappears Ilmar Taska's debut novel captures the distrust and fear amongIn Tallinn in 1946 a young boy is transfixed by the beauty of a luxurious cream coloured car gliding down the street It is a Russian Pobeda a car called Victory The sympathetic driver invites the boy for a ride and enuires about his family Soon the boy's father disappears Ilmar Taska. There must be a category for books that deal with hard subjects but are so well written they're a fast read Whatever that category is called this book should be there The plot moves fluently we witness transformation of multiple characters and get to see a slice of history that's not well known outside of Estonia In Russia we were never taught about the Soviet occupation of the Baltics We spent a whole year in History class learning every detail of every major battle in WWII aka the Great Patriotic War as Russians call it but no one bothered to even mention the gulags the work camps what was going on in the Baltics after the war Nothing It was uite a shock when I visited the Occupation Museum in Tallinn and learned about the realities of what Russian history lessons wanted to hide Historical fiction on this subject has helped to further enrich my understanding of that time period which in turn has shed light onto the cultural and political situation in Estonia today The I learn the admiration I have for the Estonian people Even if you don't know anything about Estonian history this book is very accessible and is truly a page turner

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's debut novel captures the distrust and fear among Estonians living under Soviet occupation after World War II The reader is transported to a world seen through the eyes of a young boy where it is difficult to know who is right and who is wrong be they occupiers or occupied Resistan. Ilmar Taska's Popeda 1946 English translation A car called victory Popeda of course meaning victory in Russian gives us a glimpse of post war Estonia behind the iron curtain Popeda 1946 is a story about everyday life in a dictatorship in a world where everyone is a potential enemy and spies are everywhere A boy lives with his mum and dad He doesn't understand why dad never leaves the house why the curtains are always drawn why there is tension between his parents One day a car a brand new beige Popeda stops in the front of their house The driver a good looking friendly man steps out The boy is fascinated by the flashy car the handsome driver who takes him for a drive ruffles his hair and chats with him The boy trusts the man and maybe says something he shouldn't This will be our secret the man says Soon the boy's dad is taken away by strangers The handsome man in the Popeda is an operator for Soviet intelligence his job is to gain people's trust recruit spies and send the suspects and of course everyone is a suspect to be interrogated Those who survive the interrogations are likely to be sent out to prison camps or executed We never learn the names of the main characters the boy the mum the dad or the man in the Popeda I think this is a very clever trick to underline the fact that this could happen to anyone in Estonia 1946 And it did happen Ilmar Taska is also a filmmaker and a theatre director Popeda 1946 has a very noir feel to it and reads like a film manuscript The first 150 pages are a bit slow but after that the story becomes very intense An impressive story and certainly an eye opener Although the events are set to 1946 the message reads loud and clear this or something very similar to this could happen again today to us if we are not very careful

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Pobeda 1946Ce fighters exiles informants and torturers all find themselves living in Stalin's long shadowIlmar Taska is best known in his native Estonia as a film director and producer Pobeda 1946 A Car Called Victory is his first full novel and is based on a prize winning short story from 2014. I loved this book I was hooked from the first sentence and could barely it down The story is poignant observant clever and deeply transportive; I can't read Estonian so I have no basis for comparison but I feel it safe to say the translation is excellent Poetic even This is worth a read even if you have limited interest in the Baltics or Soviet history as history has a way of unpleasantly repeating itself