by Martin Amis.
Quickie recap: Two half-brothers find themselves imprisoned together in a Soviet work camp, where conditions are tough, but not so tough as it is to both love the same woman, which they do.
Quickie review: Gritty, heart-breaking, loving and cynical at the same time. The backdrop leaves little room for doubt, and the narrator is unmerciless of his telling of the truth.
Quickie recommendation: It's not a pretty picture, but I'm glad it was painted, and I think you will be too.