Gorsky: A Novel

Gorsky: A Novel

by Vesna Goldsworthy


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Gorsky: A Novel by Vesna Goldsworthy

An enchanting love story—a tale of cultural corruption, fine art, and great books amidst London's super-wealthy Russian immigrant community.
On a rainy afternoon in London’s old Chelsea, a charming multi-billionaire Russian oligarch, Gorsky, walks into an ailing bookshop and writes the first of several quarter-of-a-million pound checks. With that money, Gorsky has tasked Nikola, the store’s bored and brilliant clerk, with sourcing books for a massive personal library, which which will be housed in the magnificent, palatial home Gorsky happens to be building immediately next to Nikola’s own modest dwelling. Gorsky needs a tasteful collection of Russian literature to woo a long-lost love—no matter that she happens to be married to an Englishman. His passion for her surpasses even his immeasurable wealth, and Nikola will be drawn into a world of opulence, greed, capitalism, sex, and beauty as he helps Gorsky pursue this doomed love. Charmingly written and inspired by The Great Gatsby, Gorsky is a vicarious thrill—an ode to cosmopolitan taste and a brilliant reimagining of a powerful classic.

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ISBN-13: 9781468313628
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 809,088
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vesna Goldsworthy is a Serbian poet and writer living in London. She is author of three books: Inventing Ruritania; a memoir of her childhood in Yugoslavia, Chernobyl Strawberries, which was published to great acclaim in 2005 by Atlantic; and the Crashaw Prize-winning poetry collection, The Angel of Salonika (2011), greeted by the Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee as "a welcome new voice in English poetry", and one of The Times Poetry Books of the Year.

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