Reasons for Living

Reasons for Living

Paperback (15 Aug 2002)

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Synopsis

These passionate, haunting, mysterious stories made a remarkable impact when they were published in Moscow. Known only through a handful of stories published in literary journals, Dmitry Bakin suddenly found himself hailed as one of the most striking and original young writers to emerge since perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet Union. As if Kafka or Gabriel Garcia Marquez were writing from the heartlands - or badlands - of the Russian provinces, Bakin's tales are gripping, elemental dramas of restlessness and anguish. Nothing is stable in Bakin's fictional universe, least of all reality, and everyone is searching, whether for safety, certainty, freedom or revenge. Survivors, obsessives, eccentrics, mystics, they are all prepared - or condemned - to sacrifice everything if they have to. Unsettling, extraordinarily imaginative and ambitious, this collection offers compelling evidence of a unique and burgeoning literary talent.

Book information

ISBN: 9781862075269
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 891.7344
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 143
Weight: 200g
Height: 215mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 13mm