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The New Moscow Philosophy

Contemporary Russian novel concerning the inhabitants of a crowded Moscow flat at the end of the Cold War period. When one of the tenants– an elderly lady– disappears, seemingly due to foul play, the book becomes an existential who-dunnit and a ironic reprise of Crime and Punishment. The cover design was an easy call: the apartment is the de facto protagonist of the novel, as the author is continually making you aware of its confined dimensions and coveted spaces. The footsteps wrap around from the back cover and illustrate a key moment in the plot.

Published by Twisted Spoon Press 2011. Visit the publisher’s web page »

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