|About the Book|
Valentin Grigoriyevich Rasputin (Russian: Валентин Григорьевич Распутин- born March 15, 1937 in village of Ust-Uda in Irkutsk Oblast, Russian Federation) is a Russian writer. He was born and lived much of his life in the Irkutsk Oblast in Eastern Siberia. Rasputins works depict rootless urban characters and the fight for survival of centuries-old traditional rural ways of life. Rasputin covers complex questions of ethics and spiritual revival.