Russian Gothic


by Skorobogatov, Aleksandr | Fiction
Paperback, softback |

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by Skorobogatov, Aleksandr | Fiction
Published on 09/05/2023 by Old Street Publishing
Paperback, softback |

‘A great Russian novel… in the grand Russian tradition’ LE FIGARO

Years after the death of their beloved son, there is a knock at the door of Nikolai and Vera’s apartment. Introducing himself simply as ‘Sergeant Bertrand’, the unknown visitor triggers a precipitous journey into the depths of the human soul.

Hailed as an early masterpiece of post-Soviet literature, Russian Gothic is now available in English for the first time. Three decades after it was written, its complex portrait of grief, misogyny, violence – and love – is as fresh, shocking and relevant as ever.

‘A short and great novel about madness, in the tradition of Gogol’s Diary of a Madman’  —Le Soir
‘A dark masterpiece of the absurd’ —Femina
‘A Russian Edgar Allan Poe… sublime and breathtaking’ —Lektuurgids
‘A great Russian novel… in the grand Russian tradition’ —Le Figaro
‘Heart-rending realism and brutality’ —Nouvel Observateur

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