The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin

By Olga Grushin

Olga Grushin’s dazzling literary debut has received her comparisons with everybody from Gogol to Nabokov. A virtuoso learn in betrayal and its results, it explores—really, colonizes—the attention of Anatoly Sukhanov, who decades prior to deserted the precarious life of an underground artist for the perks of a Soviet apparatchik. yet, on the age of fifty six, his excellent lifestyles is without notice disintegrating. Buried desires go back to hang-out him. New political alignments threaten to undo him. Vaulting without difficulty from the genuine to the surreal and from privilege to paranoia, The Dream lifetime of Sukhanov is a darkly humorous, demonically pleasing novel.

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Swift was much downcast. There seemed to be nothing more to say, and, being a man unversed in the ways of the world, he did not know what to do. He returned hone. When Mrs. Baggert was made acquainted with the news, she waxed indignant. " she cried. "Why don't they accuse me and Mr. Jackson and you? The idea! You ought to hire a lawyer, Mr. " "I certainly do. Why they have no evidence at all! What does that mean, sneaking Andy Foger amount to? " Mr. Swift, glad to have sane one share the responsibility with, felt somewhat better when a well−known Shopton attorney assurred him that the evidence against Tom was of such a flimsy character that it would scarcely hold in a court of justice.

There was no doubt that the vault had been forced open, for the locks and bars were bent and twisted as if by heavy tools. Mr. Swift made a careful examination, and was shown the money drawers that had been smashed. "This was the work of experts," he declared. "Exactly what we think," said the president. "Of course we don't believe your son was a professional bank robber, Mr. Swift. We have a theory that Mr. Damon did the real work, but that Tom helped him with the tools he had. " burst out the aged inventor.

Chapter 13 − Mr. Damon In Danger 43 Tom Swift and His Airship "I declare I'm not at all nervous," he remarked, as he sat in an easy chair in the enclosed car or cabin, and looked down at the earth through the plate−glass windows in the floor. "I thought you'd be all right once we got started," commented Mr. Sharp. " suggested the eccentric man. "Bless my watch chain, but, as I said, I might as well die this way as any other. " "Very much so, Mr. Damon," conceded the young inventor, with a laugh.

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