Aleksei Nikitin

ABOUT ISTEMI

"The mystery plot...comes to a sublime anticlimax...a gritty, jaded depiction of post-1989 Ukraine."
WALL STREET JOURNAL

"The story — at times hauntingly evocative... is held together by the narrator’s nuanced character.”
THE NEW YORKER

"Y.T. is gripping, sardonic and elegantly written."
BBC

"Encapsulates a multitude of Ukraines... Y.T. questions how much change a few decades, or even centuries, of war and revolution can ever really bring... Nikitin's Kiev is a city on a hill littered with nostalgia, enjoying a tenuous, tedious peace."
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

“[A] tense and melancholic novel of trust betrayed.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Nikitin is an incisive social critic...Stands as an indictment against corruption and false promises, wherever they occur."
ASYMPTOTE

ABOUT VICTORY PARK

"Aleksey Nikitin who before dedicating himself to literature worked as a physicist and was also involved in constructing the sarcophagus over the reactor at Chernobyl, brilliantly continues the tradition of the Kiev school of literature, well known through Paustovsky’s memoires and Bulgakov’s »White Guard«."
LA STAMPA

"The soviet and mystical city Kiev and its inhabitants are very important to this author. He recreates his city, of which he knows every corner and alley, and which he really loves and (not without success) attempts to imbue this love in his readers."
JURY NATIONAL BESTSELLER 2014

"A novel in which the driving force above all is love, finely interwoven with the author’s humour."
KUL TPROSVET

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