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The Resource A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen

A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen

Label
A terrible country : a novel
Title
A terrible country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Keith Gessen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Andrei Kaplan's older brother Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their ailing grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopped returning his text messages. His dissertation adviser is dubious about his job prospects. It's the summer of 2008, and his bank account is running dangerously low. Perhaps a few months in Moscow are just what he needs. So Andrei sublets his room in Brooklyn, packs up his hockey stuff, and moves into the apartment that Stalin himself had given his grandmother, a woman who has outlived her husband and most of her friends. She survived the dark days of communism and witnessed Russia's violent capitalist transformation, during which she lost her beloved dacha. She welcomes Andrei into her home, even if she can't always remember who he is. Andrei learns to navigate Putin's Moscow, still the city of his birth, but with more expensive coffee. He looks after his elderly grandmother, finds a place to play hockey, a cafe to send emails, and eventually some friends, including a beautiful young activist named Yulia
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Gessen, Keith
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251136388
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780735221314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251136388
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780735221314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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