Nadezhda in the Dark-9781804440483

Nadezhda in the Dark by Moskovich, Nadezdha in the Dark Yelena

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Author: Moskovich, Nadezdha in the Dark Yelena

Of specific Lesbian interest

Published on 14 September 2023 by Footnote Press Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 192 pages
143 x 224 x 22 | 306g

'Moskovich is the master of silky, slinky sentences that run in unexpected directions' The Telegraph'One of the best fiction releases of 2023' Dazed Digital'Nadezhda in the Dark is a marvel - a spellbinding work' LAUREN ELKIN'Yelena Moskovich is a true original, a literary titan, an innovator' JENNI FAGANA queer anthem for doomed youth by the author of Virtuoso and A Door Behind a DoorOn the longest night of a Berlin winter two women sit side-by-side. Both fled the Soviet Union as children, one from Ukraine, and her girlfriend from Russia.

A thigh shifts, fingers fold in, a shoulder is lowered. Neither speak.

As silence weighs heavy between them, decades of Ukrainian and Russian history resurface, from Yiddish jokes, Kyiv's DIY queer parties and the hidden messages in Russian pop music, to resistance in Odessa, raids in Moscow clubs and the death of their friend.

As the requiem inside the narrator's head expands within the darkness of the room, she asks the all-important question: what does it mean to have hope?