Olga Grushin - Forty Rooms

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Grushin won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award for her first book, The Dream Life of Sukhanov, a masterful blend of hypnotic fugue states and surreal Soviet reality. In her third novel this subtly experimental writer traces the life of an aspiring poet through the forty rooms that have framed her experience. Named only as Mrs. Caldwell, the protagonist grows up in Moscow, goes to the American South for college, and stays in the U.S. after graduation. As she struggles to write, Grushin’s character is visited periodically by a kind of imaginary critic/mentor, an admonitory figure calling her to account for a life spent increasingly on the mundane business of marriage, children, and entertaining, and less and less on art.

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Fiction & Poetry
Forty Rooms Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101982334
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Published: Marian Wood Books/Putnam - February 16th, 2016

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