The Unpossessed City

The Unpossessed City

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A gripping novel about the dangers and draws of contemporary Russia?from the author of The Geographer?s Library With The Geographer?s Library, Jon Fasman made an ?inventive and spirited? debut (The New Yorker) that landed him on The New York Times bestseller list. Every bit as dazzling, The Unpossessed City takes readers into the Wild East that is Russia today. There we meet Jim Vilatzer?an American expat whose Russian language skills land him a job interviewing former inmates of the Gulag and ensnare him in a web of deceit involving the CIA, Russia?s Interior Ministry, and Central Asian arms dealers selling the most dangerous technologies to the highest bidder. From its brooding portrayal of Moscow to its riveting pace, The Unpossessed City is an atmospheric triumph in the tradition of Donna Leon?s novels of Venice.This was a white metal box, about the size of an average window air-conditioner, with a prominent black knob in the center, protruding from the wall above the tub. a€œOn the one hand, ita#39;s a cold-water flat, which means I have to do this every time I take a shower. ... Just . . . just put it on the sink; Ia#39;ll fix it when you get out.


Title:The Unpossessed City
Author: Jon Fasman
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-10-30
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