Hadji Murad, by Leo Tolstoy

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. With that quote from Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy owns one of the more pointed observations of family life. I wonder if Hadji Murad has similar brilliance:

Hadji Murat, one of the most feared and venerated mountain chiefs in the Chechen struggle against the Russians, defects from the Muslim rebels after feuding with his ruling Imam, Shamil. Hoping to protect his family, he joins the Russians, who accept him but never put their trust in him – and so Murat must find another way to end the struggle.

Could be interesting. . .