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Pushkin Hills by Sergei Dovlatov, with Matt Taibbi, Keith Gessen, Alex Gilvarry, Anya Ulinich, Alex Halberstadt, and Katya Dovlatov
Mar 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
This all-star panel will discuss the first English-language edition of Pushkin Hills and the other renowned works of Sergei Dovlatov.
About Pushkin Hills:
An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve offers him hope of regaining some balance in life as Tatyana makes plans to emigrate to the West with their daughter Masha, but during Alikhanov’s stay in the rural estate of Mikhaylovskoye, his life continues to unravel.
Populated with unforgettable characters—including Alikhanov’s fellow guides Mitrofanov and Pototsky, and the KGB officer Belyaev—Pushkin Hills ranks alongside Dovlatov’s renowned works The Suitcase and The Zone as his most personal and poignant portrayals of the Russian attitude toward life and art.