The Resource A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen., (ebook)

A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen., (ebook)

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A terrible country : a novel
Title
A terrible country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Keith Gessen.
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Language
eng
Summary
""A cause for celebration: big-hearted, witty, warm, compulsively readable, earnest, funny, full of that kind of joyful sadness I associate with Russia and its writers."--George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo. A literary triumph about Russia, family, love, and loyalty--the first novel in ten years from a founding editor of n+1 and author of All the Sad Young Literary Men. 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--but surprisingly sharp!--grandmother, finds a place to play hockey, a cafe to send emails, and eventually some friends, including a beautiful young activist named Yulia. Over the course of the year, his grandmother's health declines and his feelings of dislocation from both Russia and America deepen. Andrei knows he must reckon with his future and make choices that will determine his life and fate. When he becomes entangled with a group of leftists, Andrei's politics and his allegiances are tested, and he is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid. A wise, sensitive novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate, A Terrible County asks what you owe the place you were born, and what it owes you. Writing with grace and humor, Keith Gessen gives us a brilliant and mature novel that is sure to mark him as one of the most talented novelists of his generation"--
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Gessen, Keith
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.E87
LC item number
T47 2018
Literary form
novels
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dictionaries
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  • Russian Americans
  • Grandmothers
  • Families
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Political activists
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A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen., (ebook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=3645276
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735221321
Lccn
2018026670
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computer
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rdamedia
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n
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remote
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5CB2127F-14EE-4EFD-BF16-46EB4CDCEE50
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  • on1039238067
  • (OCoLC)1039238067
Label
A terrible country : a novel, Keith Gessen., (ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=3645276
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735221321
Lccn
2018026670
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5CB2127F-14EE-4EFD-BF16-46EB4CDCEE50
System control number
  • on1039238067
  • (OCoLC)1039238067

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