Siberian Education

Siberian Education

Growing up in A Criminal Underworld

Book - 2011
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In a contested, lawless region between Moldova and Ukraine known as Transnistria, a tightly knit group of "honest criminals"--exiled there by Stalin-live according to strict codes of ritualized respect and fierce loyalty. Here, tattoos tell the story of a man's life, "honest" weapons are separated from "sinful" ones, and authority is always to be distrusted. Beyond the control of any government and outside the bounds of "society" as we know it, these men uphold values including respect for elders and an unwavering adherence to the truth with passion-and often by brute force.In a voice utterly compelling and unforgettable, Nicolai Lilin, born and raised within this exotic subculture, tells the story of his moral education among the Siberian Urkas. A bestseller in his home country of Italy, this unique tale of an extreme boyhood "will produce a thrill of pleasure that is hard to forget" (Roberto Saviano).
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393080858
Branch Call Number: LILIN
Characteristics: 447 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hunt, Jonathan 1951-


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