Evening with Claire A Novel
  • Imprint: The Overlook Press
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2014
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 5 x 8
  • ISBN: 978-1-4683-0884-6
  • EAN: 9781468308846
  • Page Count: 144
  • Format: Paperback

Written when its author was just twenty-six—with the memories of his harsh years in the Russian civil war still hauntingly vivid in his mind—An Evening with Claire is a psychological novel that is both grand and introspective. Gazdanov's fist novel is at once an intimate and sensual account of a young man's coming-of-age, and a tribute to the shattered dreams of the early twentieth century. As Jodi Daynard writes in her marvelously informed introduction, An Evening with Claire "presented pre-revolutionary Russia and the cataclysmic events which destroyed it in a manner both real and wistful, unregretful yet tender."