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Author Liksom, Rosa, author.

Title Compartment no. 6. / Rosa Liksom ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC LIKSOM,R    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC LIKSOM,R    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Fiction    FIC LIKSOM,R    Available
Description 181 pages ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published in Finnish: Helsinki : WSOY, 2011.
Summary "A young Finnish woman boards a train in Moscow, in the waning years of the Soviet Union. 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. Vadim fills the compartment with his long and colourful stories, recounting in lurid detail his sexual conquests and violent fights . There is a hint of menace in the air, but while 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. As their train cuts slowly across a wintery Russia, where 'everything in motion, snow, water, air, clouds, wind, cities, villages, people and thoughts', a grudging kind of companionship grows between the two inhabitants of Compartment No 6. A series of starlit and sinister encounters bring this incantatory story about a ruined but beautiful country to its powerful conclusion."-- Back cover.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Velikai︠a︡ Sibirskai︠a︡ magistralʹ -- Fiction.
Railroad travel -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction.
Added Author Rogers, Lola, translator.
Translation of (work): Liksom, Rosa. Hytti nro 6. English
Added Title Compartment no. six
Compartment number six
Compartment number 6
ISBN 1555977472

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