By Guillermo Erades
Tuesday evening: vodka and dancing on the Hungry Duck. Wednesday morning: posing as knowledgeable on Pushkin on the collage. Thursday evening: extra vodka and girl-chasing at Propaganda. Friday morning: a hungover travel of Gorky's house.
Martin got here to Moscow on the flip of the millennium hoping to find the rustic of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and his cherished Chekhov. as a substitute he discovered a urban became on its head, the place the grimmest vestiges of Soviet lifestyles exist part by means of part with the nonstop hedonism of the newly wealthy. with his hard-living expat acquaintances, Martin spends much less and no more time on his reports, determining to benefit concerning the Mysterious Russian Soul from the city's unhinged nightlife scene. yet as Martin's examine turns into a quest for existential that means, amorous affairs and literature bring about an identical hard-won classes. Russians understand: there's extra to lifestyles than happiness.
Back to Moscow is a charming tale of debauchery, discovery, and the Russian classics. In prose recalling the neurotic openheartedness of Ben Lerner and the whiskey-sour satire of Bret Easton Ellis, Guillermo Erades has crafted an unforgettable coming-of-age tale and a posh portrait of a appreciably altering city.
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