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Hamid Ismailov at Pushkin House in London

  • Pushkin House 5A Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2TA United Kingdom (map)

On Thursday November 26, Hamid Ismailov will be reading from and talking about The Underground at Pushkin House, the home of Russian culture in London. Free and open to the public!

When: Thursday, November 26, 7:00pm

Where: The Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square WC1A 2TA, United Kingdom

The Underground

by Hamid Ismailov

Translated from the Russian by Carol Ermakova

"Ismailov tells a haunting tale of an Afro-Russian boy's search for love. Generous in spirit yet unsparing in its honesty, The Underground illuminates a loneliness that is as devastating as it is universal. In breathtaking prose, Ismailov reminds us again and again that even the slimmest thread of light can pierce through the darkest of days." 

—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze

“One of the best Russian novels of the 21st century.” 

Continent Magazine

"Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground." 

Literary Review

Book Details

Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060440 • Publication: 9/22/15 • 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" • 288 pages • Fiction: Contemporary Russian Literature / Race and Diversity • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9780989983242

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