I stand at the boundary of Europe. Here, every cliff above the ocean reveals the yellow bone of stone and the ocher-red soil, looking like flesh; the bone crumbles under the blows of the waves, the flesh of the soil devours the tide. The ocean is so vast that eyes cannot encompass it. Here, Europe ends; the shore recedes, as if the continent was drawing into itself.
by Sergei Lebedev
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What a picture! I love how descriptive the writing is.
yes, fabulous writing. This press has great titles
That’s a dramatic opening! I’m wondering how the book’s title relates to the story, and I’d keep reading to find out.
My Friday post features THE REVENANT.
the role of the title is fascinating in the book
It’s almost a sad beginning, though I think the author’s descriptions are spot on. I would have to find out more about this book before I picked it up but I do think the author has an interesting voice so far. Here’s my Friday meme
it’s certainly not an uplifting book, like most Russian books, but it’s so so well written!
Intriguing – thanks for sharing!
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