Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783192052
Binding: PaperBack

Silent Planet

Eve Leigh


Silent Planet is a love story about our love of stories, a passionate and poetic fable about the power of literature in a world in which the wrong words can get you killed.

At the height of the Cold War, dissident writer Gavriil is detained in a Soviet mental prison as a punishment for protesting against the government. His only escape is the prison library, a treasure store of banned literature available to the patients, but off-limits to the prison staff. His interrogator, Yurchak, offers to protect him from torture in exchange for sharing the forbidden stories. Their agreement allows them both a kind of freedom - at the risk of their lives.

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ISBN13 9781783192052
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


‘It’s a promising debut from Leigh and an intriguing story that will resonate with anyone who has ever been transfixed by a novel or moved by a poem’ Time Out London

‘As a first play, it reveals unusual maturity’ Guardian

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