Thorndike Press

A Terrible Country

  • Keith Gessen
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  • ISBN-10: 1432857525
  • ISBN-13: 9781432857523
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70 lbs ( .77 kgs)
  • 590 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2019



A New York Times Editor’s Choice

When Andrei Kaplan’s older brother Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their ailing grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopped returning his text messages. His dissertation adviser is dubious about his job prospects. It’s the summer of 2008, and his bank account is running dangerously low. Perhaps a few months in Moscow are just what he needs. A wise, sensitive novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate, A Terrible County asks what you owe the place you were born, and what it owes you.