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The Colossal Heart of This People

a review of "The Tsar of Love & Techno" by Anthony Marra

The rule: if you happen to have been born in the west, never attempt to write a novel about Russia because you’ll get it wrong. For too long, English-language attempts at plumbing – in fiction – the depths of the Russian mystique have resulted in some patently awful genre writing that typically features a silly pastiche of . . .

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August 12, 2016

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