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Back to Moscow: A Novel Paperback – May 2, 2017
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"Guillermo Erades savors the sweetness and cruelty of erotic conquest with a candor that rivals Milan Kundera’s, and he tumbles his hero into a sentimental education with a slyness that rivals Chekhov’s."―Caleb Crain, author of Necessary Errors
"Elegant and dramatic, Back to Moscow is a book to get lost in, like a city. A rich and deeply charming debut."―Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals
"[A] cleverly satisfying first novel . . . Back to Moscow is quite an imaginative trip."―Charles Larson, CounterPunch
"With hints of Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, notes of Gary Shteyngart, and a shadow of Masha Gessen, Erades’s first novel is part frothy concoction and part deadly hemlock."―Library Journal
"Russia’s capital is the most dynamic character in Erades’s boozy bildungsroman."―Publishers Weekly
"One of the book’s strongest suits is its snapshot of Moscow as it descends into the Putin-era free-for-all. Erades shows how the rise of the oligarchs with their ‘black humvees and whores’ supplants the equally dark Soviet past, bringing economic chaos and moral uncertainty. . . . Erades makes this kind of contemplative fiction look easy."―Jude Cook, Litro
"Back to Moscow is a lively and engaging work. Erades develops Martin from being careless with his relationships to finally appreciating a stable one. . . . The tone and feel of much of this recalls . . . Henry Miller's novels Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn."―Sydney Morning Herald
"A coming-of-age novel set in Moscow, Erades' debut plays with tropes of student life, literary devotion, and travel. . . . Erades' structure mimics the movement of Martin through the city, through his life―always yearning yet not always heading in the right direction. An appealingly chaotic―if familiar―look at the inner life of a young 'intellectual.'"―Kirkus Reviews
"Powerful . . . an ambitious debut which . . . chronicles an individual’s struggle to lead a meaningful life."―The Independent UK
About the Author
GUILLERMO ERADES is the author of Back to Moscow. He was born in Malaga, Spain and has lived in Leeds, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Moscow, Berlin, Baghdad, and Brussels, where he is currently based.
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The main character of the book is trying to understand the mysterious Russian women’s sole by researching the female characters in the classical Russian literature during the day. And he is also doing his “personal” research by going to Moscow bars and hooking up with beautiful Russian women during the night. This second way of the research is definitely will not make a pleasant romantic read for some female readers. It will make them disgusted at times with the main character, Martin, who never misses an opportunity to have sex with a new Russian woman he meets even when he has an established relationship with his beautiful Russian girlfriend Tatyana.
Yes, being a female reader, I found it very shocking. But it was also intriguing to read about men's animal behavior. And I absolutely loved references about Russian literature, Russian people and Russian food.
I recommend the book to anybody who loves Russia and Russian classical literature. It would make you want to go “Back to Moscow” again.
I would also recommend it to readers who like to read about relationships and are not very sensitive with ugly raw animal side of men’s behavior. It is shocking and amusing.