by Anthea Nicholson - £8.99 Granta Books (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781847087430 | ISBN 10: 1847087434
Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official. Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart.
But when Iosif unwittingly destroys his family's happiness he is forced to question his lifelong loyalties to Stalin's ghost.
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