Avraham Bahar leaves debt-ridden and depressed Albania to seek a better life in, ironically, Stalinist Russia. A professional barber, he curries favor with the Communist regime, ultimately being invited to become Stalin's personal barber at the Kremlin, where he is entitled to live in a government house with other Soviet dignitaries. In the intrigue that follows, Avraham, now known as Razan, is not only barber to Stalin but also to the many Stalin look-alikes that the paranoid dictator circulates to thwart possible assassination attempts - including one from Razan himself.
©2012 Paul M. Levitt (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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The overall plot interested me as a fan of history and historical fiction.
I can't pick one.
He's excellent with accents.
The barber himself. He'd give me a nice haircut and shave, and we could talk politics.
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