Books by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

THE GIRL FROM THE METROPOL HOTEL by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A terse, spirited memoir that reads like a picaresque novel."
Autobiography of an acclaimed Russian writer who grew up "hungrier, dirtier, and colder than everyone else." Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Infernal, haunting monologues."
Three deceptively simple tales explore the dark terrain of the greedy human soul. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Think Chekhov writing from a female perspective, burnished by the ennui of a soulless collectivist state, contemplating the influence of culture and politics on love and relationships."
Petrushevskaya's (There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby, 2009) short stories transform the mundane into the near surreal, pausing only to wink at the absurdity of it all. Read full book review >
IMMORTAL LOVE by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Released: April 1, 1996

"The work of a major talent, quite possibly the best Russian writer of her generation."
An impressive collection of stories—some 20 years' worth— from the Russian author of the highly acclaimed novel The Time: Night (1992): a virtuoso whose work displays both Chekhovian delicacy and Tolstoyan moral force and resonance. Read full book review >
THE TIME: NIGHT by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Released: Sept. 13, 1994

"Told in an intimate, loose, over-the-back-fence style, this is an alternately funny and desperate book—a welcome introduction to a strong talent."
Short-listed in 1992 for the newly established Russian Booker Prize, Petrushevskaya's short novel (her first to be translated into English) is especially meaningful if its literary echoes are pre-established for the non-Russian reader. Read full book review >