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The unreal life of Sergey Nabokov : a novel

Author: Paul Elliott Russell
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Cleis Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his novel based on the extraordinary life of the gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Russell re-creates the rich and changing world in which Sergey, his family and friends lived; from wealth and position in pre-revolutionary Russia, to the halls of Cambridge University, and the Parisian salon of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. But it is the honesty and vulnerability of Sergey, our young gay narrator, that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Sergey Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Sergey Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Elliott Russell
ISBN: 9781573447195 1573447196 9781573447324 1573447323
OCLC Number: 707255676
Awards: Winner of Triangle Awards (Lgbt Fiction) 2012
Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Fiction) 2012
Commended for IndieFab awards (Gay/Lesbian Fiction) 2011
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Literary Fiction) 2012
Description: 381 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Paul Russell.

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"In his novel based on the extraordinary life of the gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Russell re-creates the rich and changing world in which Sergey, his family and friends lived; from wealth and position in pre-revolutionary Russia, to the halls of Cambridge University, and the Parisian salon of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. But it is the honesty and vulnerability of Sergey, our young gay narrator, that hook the reader: his stuttering childhood in the shadow of his brilliant brother, his opium-fueled evenings with his sometime lover Cocteau, his troubled love life on the margins of the Ballets Russes and its legendary cast, and his isolation in war torn Berlin where he will ultimately be arrested, sent to a camp and die in 1945"--Amazon.com.

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