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Oblivion

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.
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Oblivion,
by Sergei Lebedev

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Book review: Oblivion

Oblivion

Oblivion

Author:
Sergei Lebedev
Translator:
Antonina W. Bouis
Publisher:
New Vessel Press

Release date:
January 19, 2016
First published in 2015
Pages:
290
ISBN:
978-1939931252
also available as ebook
Genre:
Literary fiction

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As a reader, I feel fortunate to live in an era when we are more attentive to diversity in literature. There are wonderful small presses out there focusing exclusively on making foreign authors available to English speaking readers. New Vessel Press is one of them. I presented recently a book translated from the French, The 6:41 to Paris. Today, I’m thrilled to present to you Oblivion this time translated from the Russian. Thanks New Vessel Press for sending me a free review copy.
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