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Gorsky
By (author): Vesna Goldsworthy
9781784700706 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Satire Nov 24, 2015
$16.99 CAD
Active 5 x 7 x 0.7 in 288 pages Random House Canada UK Distribution Vintage Books
It was a piece of business that comes along once in a lifetime. If you are lucky.

A captivating tale of big money, Russian beauty and good books.

     **Book at Bedtime on Radio 4** 

   • "Written with such narrative elegance that you're led irrestistibly on, as with some exquisite dish, from one perfect melting mouthful to the next." --Michael Frayn

London dances to the tune of Gorsky's billions. The most enigmatic of oligarchs, Gorsky has been led to the city by his love for Natalia, whom he first knew in Russia. That she is now married to an Englishman is an inconvenient detail.
     Gorsky desires and gets the best of everything. His mansion by the Thames is set to make Buckingham Palace look like an ungainly box by a roundabout. At its heart will be a grand library, denoting taste and breeding. Now he just needs the books. When Gorsky's armour-plated car halts in front of a down-at-heel bookshop, the startled young man behind the till receives the commission of a lifetime. The bookseller suddenly gains privileged access to the wealthy and the beautiful; a world filled with delectable books but fraught with danger.

VESNA GOLDSWORTHY was born in Belgrade in 1961 and has lived in London since 1986. She writes in English, her third language. She has authored three widely translated books: a memoir, Chernobyl Strawberries; Inventing Ruritania, on the shaping of cultural perceptions of the Balkans; and the Crashaw Prize-winning poetry collection, The Angel of Salonika. Gorsky is her first novel.

   • "It's surprising there haven't been more novels drawing on London's fascination with Russian oligarchs. But how to write about them without it all seeming a bit Jackie Collins? Vesna Goldsworthy has hit on the perfect solution with her witty novel Gorsky." --Viv Groskop, Spectator

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