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Solovyov and Larionov

Eugene Vodolazkin

Translator Lisa C. Hayden

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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Shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and Russia’s National Big Book Award
International critical acclaim: Vodolazkin’s Laurus (also published by Oneworld) received rave reviews from the Financial Times, Time Literary Supplement, Huffington Post and The New Yorker, among others
A major voice in Russian fiction

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