An Awkward Age

An Awkward Age




The title story of this enthralling compilation spins the tale of a boy growing into adolescence whose body appears to have been taken over by a colony of ants. His diary—initially expressed in the barely literate tones of a young child—becomes more accomplished and assured as the protagonist matures and eventually begins to give way to the voice of the ruler of the anthill. Featuring a direct, commendably unpretentious, and convincing style, the tales use recognizably modern Russian settings to explore the contemporary condition of man both in Russia and further afield.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843917144
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Hesperus Contemporary Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anna Starobinets is a Russian journalist. Hugh Aplin has translated Mikhail Bulgakov's A Dog's Heart and The Fatal Eggs, Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Eternal Husband, and Mikhail Kuzmin's Wings.

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