Episode 59: Doctor Zhivago
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussion of sexual assault and abuse of minors in the context of this topic. Please skip this episode if these topics affect you, and we'll be back with you next month.
Snow falls outside your window as you pull the kubanka onto your head. A branch taps gently on the window-frame, rhythmic with its pattern and making you feel safe; it reminds you of being snuggled up in your mother's arms.
Suddenly the door busts open and everyone is dead, numbers on lists that were later lost.
Welcome to Russia following the revolution.
This month we talk about Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.
Come and listen to us talk about atmospheric landscapes, historical fiction and romances where neither party seems particular fussed.