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New Review for Andrei Gelasimov's "Thirst"

thirstAndrei Gelasimov's striking novel Thirst was published in 2011, but now we have a new, if brief, review to add to the accolades for this gem:

Masterfully translated from its original Russian by award-winning translator Marian Schwartz, Thirst tells the story of 20-year-old Chechen war veteran, Kostya. Maimed beyond recognition by a tank explosion, Kostya spends weeks on end locked inside his apartment, his sole companion the vodka bottles spilling from the refrigerator.

If you missed this one when it first came out, now would be a great time to get started on Gelasimov.

 

 

Tags: Schwartz, Russian fiction, Gelasimov