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Wound : a novel / Oksana Vasyakina ; translated from the Russian by Elina Alter

Vasyakina, Oksana, 1989- (author.). Alter, Elina. (translator.).

"From one of Russia's most exciting new voices, Wound follows a young lesbian poet on a journey from Moscow to her hometown in Siberia, where she has promised to bury her mother's ashes. Woven throughout this fascinating travel narrative are harrowing and at times sublime memories of her childhood and her sexual and artistic awakening. As she carefully documents her grief and interrogates her past, the narrator of Oksana Vasyakina's autobiographical novel meditates on queerness, death, and love and finds new words for understanding her relationship with her mother, her country, her sexuality, and her identity as an artist. A sensual, whip-smart account of the complicated dynamics of queer life in present-day Siberia and Moscow, Wound is also in conversation with feminist thinkers and artists, including Susan Sontag, Louise Bourgeois, and Monique Wittig, locating Vasyakina's work in a rich and exciting international literary tradition"-- Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9781646221448
  • ISBN: 1646221443
  • Physical Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Catapult edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2023.
Subject: Sexual minority women > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Fiction.
Lesbians > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009767584 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 10/11/2023

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