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Mendeleev Rock: Two Short Novels from Debut (New Russian Writing)by Andrei Kuzechkin
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These two novels by Debut Prize finalists present typical provincial towns in central Russia and a gallery of modern-day types: radically minded youths, ruthless thugs, drunken intellectuals, the local elite, and failed fortune seekers. The heroes are yearning for faraway glamorous cities and trying to find their identities. They suffer through various weird misadventures, but for many readers their tales may be a survival guide. A vivid portrait of the younger generation in today's Russia: stunned by their first painful contacts with harsh reality. The authors will present the book at BEA 2011 in New York.
A vivid portrait of the modern-day young generation of Russia: youngsters stunned by their first painful contacts with harsh reality.
About the Author
Pavel Kostin was born in 1981 in Kaliningrad where upon graduation from the local university he worked in journalism. After several years in the press service of the State Drug Control he did a regular TV program on drug addiction. It was then that he wrote his first novel on the subject, The Runner, nominated for the Debut Prize, soon followed by Rooftop Anesthesia, which was a Debut finalist. Both novels are devoted to young peoples tendency towards escapism and their feeling of loneliness in a big city. They were published under the same cover in 2007. Currently he is engaged in developing computer games and game design.
Andrei Kuzechkin, born in 1982, grew up in a small town near Nizhni Novgorod on the Volga. Graduate of the Nizhny Novgorod University, majoring in philology, he worked as a village teacher, street cleaner, hospital security
guard, librarian, and animator. He plays a harmonica and sings with the blues-punk band 2000 R”. He is a winner of the annual prize of October magazine and a finalist in the Debut Prize for his novel Mendeleev Rock. His other published books include Aborigine-digest, All The Ten Fingers, and Magma.
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