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Number Ten: A Novella In Translation Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KBCFB7O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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VLADIMIR KOZLOV was born in 1972 in Mogilev, an industrial city in what was then the Belarussian Soviet Socialist Republic. He has written more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, many of which chronicle youth, punk, and street culture in the perestroika-era Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia and Belarus. Several of his novels have been long-listed for awards such as the National Best Seller and Big Book in Russia. He was also nominated for GQ Russia's Writer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. His most recent novel Voina ("War") was released in Fall 2013, and he also recently wrote, directed and co-produced a feature-length independent film adaptation of his novella "Desyatka" ("10″) (http://megogo.net/ru/view/1472511-desyatka.html). His novel "USSR" (http://fictionadvocate.com/store/ussr-by-vladimir-kozlov/) came out in English translation in December 2014.

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This is a powerful, if brutal, story, told in sparse, vigorous prose. My compliments and thanks to the translator for helping introduce this talented Belarusian writer to the English-speaking public!
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Number ten is the footballer's jersey number that Valera wore before he ruptured a ligament and lost his chance at the big time. He no longer sees a future for himself and this is evident in the choices he makes. He's enrolled in vocational school but not attending, One night when he's out with friends he assaults a man and puts him in a coma, and from that point his life unravels.
I intended to read a few pages of this story but quickly became absorbed and finished it. It's set in the waning days of communism, and there are wonderful details of everyday life: jars of pickles and tomatoes under a kitchen table, a street vendor in a dirty white smock selling meat pies (which a neighbor warns is dog meat), boys in a shop class making parts for a trolley company.
Although the novella has been translated, it's clear that Kozlov is a skillful and gifted writer, he knows how to give bare-bones descriptions that are sharp and evocative.
I loved the novella and I'm now looking for more Vladimir Kozlov stories. Kudos to the translator, as well.
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By Cynthia Clark on August 8, 2014
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Mezmerizing, dark, intriguing. Kozlov's post soviet writing captures, at least for me, a hopelessness with some hope and continues the tradition of drama in Russian literature. Ms. Gregovich has done a wonderful job of providing English speakers with fine Russian writing and a glance at a culture that has always been mysterious.
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