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Critical Review by David M. Shribman

SOURCE: "Fathers and Sons," in The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 1996, p. A10.

In the following review, Shribman offers high praise for The Gates of November, which the critic describes as a "gripping" story.

Let me tell you a story: Twenty years ago, as the last remnants of snow lingered on the edges of Moscow's sidewalks, I took a decrepit elevator to the eighth floor of an apartment building on Gorky Street. Loaded down with jeans, sweaters and books, I stepped into an extraordinary world; the redoubt of a refusenik family that, through grit and guile, had battled the Soviet authorities to a standstill.

This was the home of Vladimir Slepak, his wife and sons. In times of tension and detente alike, it had become a gathering place: for Russian Jews who were fighting to leave their...

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