Books by Keith Gessen

A TERRIBLE COUNTRY by Keith Gessen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"The themes are timely and engaging, and Moscow-born Gessen displays an affecting sympathy for the smaller players on history's stage."
A man returns to Moscow to care for his grandmother and learns much about Putin's Russia, its new prosperity and old problems. Read full book review >
CITY BY CITY by Keith Gessen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 12, 2015

"From Whittier, Alaska, to Williston, North Dakota, to Palm Coast, Florida, these varied essays offer compelling snapshots of how Americans live, move, and work."
In these 37 singular essays, some reading like research papers, others as personal as memoirs, n+1 editor Gessen (All the Sad Young Literary Men, 2008, etc.) and Harvard graduate student Squibb find in certain American cities the crucible of enormous change since the financial meltdown of 2008.Read full book review >
ALL THE SAD YOUNG LITERARY MEN by Keith Gessen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2008

"A fiercely intelligent, darkly funny first novel."
A debut novel from Russian-born translator Gessen that skewers the literary and romantic ambitions of three well-educated, tightly wound young men. Read full book review >