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Gelasimov, Andrei The Lying Year ISBN 13: 9781455880157

The Lying Year

 
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Mikhail was fired for blowing a deal with the Italians and throwing an unauthorized office party that got him arrested, so he can’t believe his luck when his former boss offers him easy money and the Land Rover of his dreams for the simple job of teaching the boss’s son, teenager Sergei, how to “be a man.” Of course, Sergei’s not the Internet-obsessed recluse his father believes, and Mikhail can’t help but fall for Sergei’s beautiful secret girlfriend, Marina, himself. Mikhail finds himself lying to his boss about Sergei’s activities, lying to Marina about Sergei’s identity, and lying to Sergei about his love for Marina. To keep it all in motion, Mikhail must acquaint himself with the tall tales and half-truths spun by those around him, raising the stakes to criminal proportions... When Mikhail finds himself held hostage at gunpoint, he finally realizes he’s in way over his head.

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Andrei Gelasimov was born in Irkutsk in 1965 and studied foreign languages at Yakutsk State University and directing at the Moscow Theater Institute. His first novel, Thirst, garnered the Apollon-Grigoriev Award and was nominated for the Belkin Prize; upon publication in English the Telegraph hailed it as “a haven of both comedy and horror.” Two further novels are forthcoming in English: The Gods of the Steppe, winner of the 2009 Russian National Bestseller award, and Rachel, winner of the Booker Student Prize.
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“A more contemporary Moscow is revealed in one of 2013’s best new novels in translation, Andrei Gelasimov’s The Lying Year, which satirizes the lives of Russia’s new rich. Mikhail Vorobyov’s old boss hires him to look after his teenage son, Sergei, whose own diary entries describe the pain beneath his pampered life. He charts death, abandonment, infidelity and isolation, in a heartbreakingly simple style, laced with the violent, suicidal impulses of youthful disaffection.” —Russia Beyond the Headlines, Great Books of 2013

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  • PublisherBrilliance Audio
  • Publication date2013
  • ISBN 10 1455880159
  • ISBN 13 9781455880157
  • BindingAudio CD
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