- Author Bio
The lyrical first novel of youth and love by acclaimed modernist master Gaito Gazdanov, author of The Spectre of Alexander Wolf
Two old friends meet nightly in Paris, trading conversational barbs and manoeuvring around submerged feelings. Throughout the ten years of their separation, thoughts of Claire lingered persistently in Kolya’s mind. As the imagined romance finally becomes real, Kolya is thrown into recollections of formative moments from his youth in Russia, from his solitary early years through military school and service in the White Army in the Civil War, all leading to this union with Claire.
The first novel by the celebrated Russian master Gaito Gazdanov, An Evening with Claire is a lyrical, finely crafted portrait of a lost innocence and a vanished era.
Story Locale: Paris
PUBLICATION IS A LITERARY EVENT: this beautiful first novel continues Pushkin Press’s successful Gazdanov revival.
MAJOR NEW TRANSLATION by Bryan Karetnyk, whose Gazdanov translations have earned glowing praise.
BEAUTIFUL PUSHKIN COLLECTION EDITION that continues our striking Gazdanov series look.
Publicity: Widespread US publicity outreach including dedicated US mailing.
DRC to be made available via NetGalley and Edelweiss.
Additional social media publicity TBC.
• “The Gazdanov revival…is nothing short of a literary event”—TLS
• “Pushkin Press is to be congratulated on reviving an author who is as relevant now as ever”—Spectator
• “A fascinating writer”—Irish Times
• “Gazdanov’s work is the perfect fusion of the Russian tradition and French innovation”—London Review of Books