VANCOUVER, BC, October 26, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
, shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, appears - at first glance - to be a love story. Nicholas Platt is a seasoned and somewhat cynical expatriate lawyer, living in Moscow around the millennium. The book is written in the first person - Nick is writing a 'confession' to a future, unnamed fiancee - and appears to detail his affair with Masha, a young Russian girl. However, all is not as it seems and the reader soon begins to realize that there is something strange in this relationship. Just how badly things can go wrong, on a number of levels - there are three interwoven plots in the novel - is not fully understood until the final chapters.
The writer gives an eloquent description of life in Moscow during the first years of the twenty-first century; not exactly a description that will send you rushing to buy a plane ticket; in fact Miller's description of a corrupt and desolate city is often extremely depressing! Nevertheless there are gems hidden there that do lead the reader towards a fascination with Russia and Russian history; two older characters, in particular, are portrayed with considerable empathy.
The city provides the backdrop to a story of deceit and intrigue that will almost certainly catch the reader by surprise, despite the clues along the way. The format of a confession to his future partner appears to give Nicholas every opportunity to paint his own role in the affair in a favourable light. However, the author avoids this, making Nicholas a believable character, not always likeable, frequently weak, but definitely authentic. The final chapters reveal the true meaning of the title, destroying another illusion - that snowdrops are simply a beautiful and innocent flower!
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