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Dennis Drabelle…splendid…The Unreal Life proudly wears an infatuation with the arts. Even minor characters add to the wealth of connoisseurship on display, as when Sergey relays this tidbit from the father of the German man who has become the love of Sergey's life: "He was fond of reminding me that the sumptuous finale of the greatest symphony ever composed, by which he meant Bruckner's Eighth, was inspired by the historic meeting between Emperor Franz Joseph and Tsar Alexander III, a confluence of histories, cultures, and languages he pronounced himself gratified to host in miniature every day under his own roof." Itself a stylish and tragic "confluence of histories, cultures, and languages," The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov is well worth hosting under your own roof.
—The Washington Post