Articles Tagged ‘Gelasimov’

Film Version of "Thirst" Now on Youtube

thirstYou can now see the film version of Andrei Gelasimov's novel Thirston Youtube--complete with English subtitles. Then you'll definitely want to read the book--a great favorite of mine.

In the story, 20-year-old Chechen War veteran Kostya, maimed beyond recognition by a tank explosion, spends weeks on end locked inside his apartment, his sole companions the vodka bottles spilling from the refrigerator. But soon Kostya's comfortable if dysfunctional cocoon is torn open when he receives a visit from his army buddies who are mobilized to locate a missing comrade.

The terrific screenplay is also the work of the book's author, the extremely talented Andrei Gelasimov.

 

New Review for Andrei Gelasimov's "Thirst"

thirstAndrei Gelasimov's striking novel Thirstwas 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.

 

 

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