Haymarket Square: The Story of Alex Bobrov by John Kolchak

Haymarket Square: The Story of Alex Bobrov

byJohn Kolchak

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2012

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"Haymarket Square" is a novel in verse inspired by Alfred Doblin's "Berlin Alexanderplatz", re-set in post-Soviet Russia. It concerns the fate of Alex Bobrov: a petty criminal and former pimp who was imprisoned for 'accidentally' murdering one of his prostitutes. Having served out his entire sentence without witnessing the collapse of the USSR and the subsequent radical transformation of society in the fledgling Russian Federation, Alex desperately seeks to find acceptance in this stark new world, so grossly different from his pre-prison days. At first pledging to become a truly 'honest man', Alex's dreams and attempts to acclimate to his new reality are repeatedly shattered when fate keeps biting him in the rear. When love enters the picture it sets the wheels in motion for Alex to pay for his past crimes in a way he had never imagined. Sordid, vulgar, bombastic and brutal, "Haymarket Square" is both a lyrical panorama of the tremulous post-Soviet times and a first person perspective into that era in history through the eyes of a marginal yet unforgettable character. This edition is illustrated with ten full page drawings by painter, poet, musician and overall polymath Scott Corkern.

Title:Haymarket Square: The Story of Alex BobrovFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Ward Six PressLanguage:English

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