Artem Mozgovoy, in conversation with Carlos Allende, discusses Spring in Siberia

"A work of earnest, grounded, and ultimately hopeful testimony of selfhood at the brink." --Ocean Vuong

1985. Russia. As the Soviet Union disintegrates and Western capitalism spreads its grip across their land, the Morozov family finds itself consigned to the remote, icy wastes of Siberia. It is here that their only child, Alexey, is born.

A sweet and gentle schoolboy, Alexey discovers that reciting poetry learnt by heart calms his fears. That winter gales can be battled with self-invented games, and solace found through his grandmother's rituals and potions. But when Alexey's classmate, the son of KGB agents, confesses his love, the desire of two boys to be together clashes violently with the mad world around them.

Exploring the healing power of literature, the magic of first love, and the ways our family and homeland can save (or shatter) us, Spring in Siberia is a coming-of-age novel that, in the darkest of times, glows with hope and the yearning for freedom to be oneself - completely. (Red Hen Press)


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Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 7:00pm
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Book Soup
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Spring in Siberia By Artem Mozgovoy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781636280707
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - April 4th, 2023