The Revolution of Marina M.
The great brazen sound of the word rang in my bones, resounded in the bell of my chest. It had us hypnotized...
— Marina M.

On sale November 7


New from Janet Fitch

From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman.

St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.

As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.





The Revolution of Marina M.



About the Author

Janet Fitch's first novel, White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection, has been translated into 24 languages and was made into a feature film.

Her second novel, Paint It Black, hit bestseller lists across the country and has also been made into a film.

She lives in Los Angeles.



For White Oleander

Liquid poetry.
— Oprah Winfrey
A ferocious, risk-loving novel... intimate and epic.
— Los Angeles Times

For Paint It Black

In dysfunctional family narratives, Fitch is to fiction what Eugene O’Neill is to drama.
— Chicago Sun-Times
Suspenseful, compelling and superbly crafted, this work shows Fitch once again taking the art of writing to its highest level.
— Library Journal
Before us bloomed an image on the white page — the first line of marchers, the empty cobbled street ahead of them, their dark figures entering from the right, as if from the past. Walking onstage, their mass dividing the sheet in half. I could see history’s footprint in that moment. And I had been there.
— Marina M.

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In an interview with the Los Angeles Review of Books, Janet discusses her new novel, THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M., a saga of the Russian Revolution seen through the eyes of one young woman.