Hamid Ismailov and Hugh Barnes at Waterstones Piccadilly in London

  • PICCADILLY BOOKSHOP 203/206 Piccadilly London, W1J United Kingdom

Hamid Ismailov will be speaking about his new novel The Underground with author and journalist Hugh Barnes in London at Waterstones Picadilly, Europe's largest bookshop. Great conversation on Russia and literature—plus refreshments!

The Underground

by Hamid Ismailov

Translated from the Russian by Carol Ermakova

"Ismailov tells a haunting tale of an Afro-Russian boy's search for love. Generous in spirit yet unsparing in its honesty, The Underground illuminates a loneliness that is as devastating as it is universal. In breathtaking prose, Ismailov reminds us again and again that even the slimmest thread of light can pierce through the darkest of days." 

—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze

“One of the best Russian novels of the 21st century.” 

Continent Magazine

"Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground." 

Literary Review

Book Details

Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060440 • Publication: 9/22/15 • 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" • 288 pages • Fiction: Contemporary Russian Literature / Race and Diversity • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9780989983242

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