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Sofia petrovna, a typist in the soviet union in 1937 is. Im not much of a rereader but ive read it several times. Between 1939 and 1940, chukovskaya wrote her most famous work, the novella sofia petrovna. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutors office, hoping against hope for good news.
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