Andrei Gelasimov: Thirst.
After being injured in a tank fire, protagonist Kostya secludes himself in his apartment, and his only companions are bottles of vodka that are stacked anywhere there is space. When army friends return seeking Kostya's help, Kostya is confronted with his past, the very thing that has kept him secluded for so long. it is in these confrontations that Kostya is able to look deep within and find himself, coming to terms with his loss. Gelasimov is the winner of the 2009 Russian National Bestseller Literary Award for his novel, The Gods of the Steppe, forthcoming in English translation.
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|Title Annotation:||Nota Bene|
|Publication:||World Literature Today|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2012|
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