Novel, History, Russia. Translated from the Russian by Natasha Ward the author offers an exciting and absorbing story in the grand manner of the universally popular literary tradition - that of a Russian novel beyond important political and historical implications. He is also the author of many novels and several plays. (310 Pgs.) Pictoral DJ, VVG / VVGAUTHOR: Chingiz Aitmatov PUBLISHER: Grove Press, NY ISBN: 0080211002 YEAR: 1989 FORMAT: Hardcover EDITION: First Ed.