The Unreliable People

Author(s): Rosetta Allan

NZ Fiction

Is all love doomed under a heartless regime? Antonina is a student at the prestigious Academy of Art in St Petersburg, though at times she feels she might be a better fit at the Centre of Non-conformist Art across town. She knows she stands out as different, being neither Russian, Korean nor Kazak - and yet she embodies them all. She is Koryo-Saram - a descendant of the exiled population that Stalin labelled the Unreliable People. But what does that mean? And why did the strange, elegant woman entice her as a young child to climb out of her bedroom window to go on a long train journey through Kazakhstan?


This is a compelling story where love and loss intersect unexpectedly with a Korean fable about a crow king and a rice farmer's wife.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143773566
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Penguin Books
  • : May 2019
  • : 2.9cm x 15.4cm x 23.1cm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rosetta Allan
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.3
  • : very good
  • : 304