Richard Godwin

Richard Godwin Savours Five First Novels

  • Olga Grushin, 
  • Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal, 
  • Moni Mohsin, 
  • Jasper Joffe, 
  • Jeremy Dyson

Communism would appear to have been kind to Anatoly Sukhanov, hero of The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin. The editor of an art journal that toes the party line, he has a handsome Moscow flat, a beautiful wife, two bright teenage children, a dacha and a chauffeur whose name he can never remember. He is full of the sort of complacent pride that comes before a most ignominious fall.

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