10 Wonderful Russian Novels You Probably Haven’t Read

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The Dream Life of Sukhanov, Olga Grushin

Grushin’s extraordinary first novel examines the life of a surrealist artist turned apparatchik, whose own wife regards him as a tremendous sellout. But then, as it has to, history knocks, and Sukhanov’s carefully constructed life begins to come apart at the seams.