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Forty-year-old forced labor camp worker Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, aka prisoner number S-854, heads out to work eight years into his sentence on a cold day in January 1951 as the novel begins. A bit under the weather, he tries to avoid work by getting one of the two permitted sick call slots. But with his temperature a virtually normal 99.2 degrees, he resigns himself to another day working in the frigid northern Siberia weather...
This novel chronicles one day in the labor camp. Oddly, it conveys an implacable sense of acceptance and, at times, hope.