Gustave’s realizes his whole life is based on a lie when he discovers he was adopted. To reconstruct his identity, he must uncover the mystery of his origins. His quest begins during the days of Stalin and travels all the way to the Gulags of Siberia.
Gustave embarks on a race against the clock in which the stakes are high to learn about his past and give his life meaning. He has a hunch that behind his adoption by a wealthy French industrialist lies the mystery of his origins, born in the far east of Siberia. He will uncover a part of this mystery through the notebooks of a certain Volodya who testifies to a terrible history, that of a young Soviet citizen who lives through the hell of the Norilsk, Norillag gulag in Siberia. Volodya is the son of Pavel Gronsky, who died in the same camp, without ever having regained his freedom.
This story is about a young man who, many years later, can repair the scorned honor of his ancestors.
After Internato, Norillag is the second volume of a trilogy on dictatorships and the search for origins.