skip to content
Compartment no. 6 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Compartment no. 6

Author: Rosa Liksom; Lola Rogers
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A sad young woman boards a train in Moscow. Bound for Mongolia, she's trying to leave a broken relationship as far behind her as she can. Wanting to be alone, she chooses an empty compartment - No 6. Her solitude is soon shattered by the arrival of a fellow passenger: Vadim Nikolayevich Ivanov, a grizzled, opinionated and foul-mouthed ex-soldier, 'a cauliflower-eared man in a black workingman's overcoat and a white  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosa Liksom; Lola Rogers
ISBN: 9781846689277 1846689279
OCLC Number: 881377484
Notes: Translated from the Finnish.
Originally published: Helsinki : WSOY, 2011.
Description: 181 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Hytti Nro. 6.
Compartment number six
Responsibility: Rosa Liksom ; translated by Lola Rogers.

Abstract:

A sad young woman boards a train in Moscow. Bound for Mongolia, she's trying to leave a broken relationship as far behind her as she can. Wanting to be alone, she chooses an empty compartment - No 6. Her solitude is soon shattered by the arrival of a fellow passenger: Vadim Nikolayevich Ivanov, a grizzled, opinionated and foul-mouthed ex-soldier, 'a cauliflower-eared man in a black workingman's overcoat and a white ermine hat'. Vadim fills the compartment with his long and colourful stories, recounting his sexual conquests and violent fights in lurid detail. At first, the young woman is not so much shocked as disgusted by him, and she stands up to him, throwing a boot at his head. But though Vadim may be crude, he isn't cruel, and he shares with her the sausage and black bread and tea he's brought for the journey, coaxing the girl out of her melancholy state. As their train cuts slowly across a wintery Russia, where 'everything is moving, snow, water, air, clouds, wind, towns, villages, people and ideas', a grudging kind of companionship grows between the two inhabitants of Compartment No 6 and the girl realises that if she works out how to listen, Vadim's stories may just contain lessons for her. Compartment No 6 is a wickedly mischievous, darkly imaginative and completely unforgettable ride.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Wonderful, almost elegiac -- Paul Simon Morning Star

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/881377484> # Compartment no. 6
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/881377484#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Hytti Nro. 6.
   library:oclcnum "881377484" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Topic/railroad_travel> ; # Railroad travel
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/894.54134/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Topic/friendship> ; # Friendship
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Organization/velikaia_sibirskaia_magistral> ; # Velikai︠a︡ Sibirskai︠a︡ magistralʹ
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Topic/man_woman_relationships> ; # Man-woman relationships
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Place/russia_federation> ; # Russia (Federation)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Topic/railroad_travel_russia_federation> ; # Railroad travel--Russia (Federation)
   schema:alternateName "Compartment number six" ;
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Person/liksom_rosa> ; # Rosa Liksom
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Person/rogers_lola> ; # Lola Rogers
   schema:copyrightYear "2014" ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description "A sad young woman boards a train in Moscow. Bound for Mongolia, she's trying to leave a broken relationship as far behind her as she can. Wanting to be alone, she chooses an empty compartment - No 6. Her solitude is soon shattered by the arrival of a fellow passenger: Vadim Nikolayevich Ivanov, a grizzled, opinionated and foul-mouthed ex-soldier, 'a cauliflower-eared man in a black workingman's overcoat and a white ermine hat'. Vadim fills the compartment with his long and colourful stories, recounting his sexual conquests and violent fights in lurid detail. At first, the young woman is not so much shocked as disgusted by him, and she stands up to him, throwing a boot at his head. But though Vadim may be crude, he isn't cruel, and he shares with her the sausage and black bread and tea he's brought for the journey, coaxing the girl out of her melancholy state. As their train cuts slowly across a wintery Russia, where 'everything is moving, snow, water, air, clouds, wind, towns, villages, people and ideas', a grudging kind of companionship grows between the two inhabitants of Compartment No 6 and the girl realises that if she works out how to listen, Vadim's stories may just contain lessons for her. Compartment No 6 is a wickedly mischievous, darkly imaginative and completely unforgettable ride."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1780222310> ; # Hytti Nro. 6.
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Compartment no. 6"@en ;
   schema:productID "881377484" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781846689277> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB426094> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/881377484> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Organization/velikaia_sibirskaia_magistral> # Velikai︠a︡ Sibirskai︠a︡ magistralʹ
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Velikai︠a︡ Sibirskai︠a︡ magistralʹ" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Person/liksom_rosa> # Rosa Liksom
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Liksom" ;
   schema:givenName "Rosa" ;
   schema:name "Rosa Liksom" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Person/rogers_lola> # Lola Rogers
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Rogers" ;
   schema:givenName "Lola" ;
   schema:name "Lola Rogers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Place/russia_federation> # Russia (Federation)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Russia (Federation)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Topic/man_woman_relationships> # Man-woman relationships
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Man-woman relationships"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1780222310#Topic/railroad_travel_russia_federation> # Railroad travel--Russia (Federation)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Railroad travel--Russia (Federation)"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1780222310> # Hytti Nro. 6.
   schema:name "Hytti Nro. 6." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781846689277>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1846689279" ;
   schema:isbn "9781846689277" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.