Reading Women Club January: Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea
We will be discussing Talking to Women at our Reading Women Club on Wednesday 9th January at 10.30am. If you would like to join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or put a note in the box below when you purchase the book.
Fusing exuberant wit and bitter horror, this is an extraordinary portrayal of what it means to say goodbye, and confirms Teffi as one of the most humane, perceptive observers of her times, and an essential writer for ours.
The writer and satirist Teffi was a literary sensation in Russia until war and revolution forced her to leave her country for ever. Memories is a blackly funny and heartbreaking account of her final, frantic journey into exile across Russia – travelling by cart, freight train and rickety steamer – and the ‘ordinary and unheroic’ people she encounters.
Paperback; 352 pages; 294g;