Snow Germans by Dmitry Vachedin
(New Russian Writing)

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Vachedin lets the characters speak for themselves and the reader pass judgement, which still makes for an entertaining book.
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"The protagonists are uniquely placed to compare the strengths and weaknesses of the Russian and German temperaments, and they do not come down unambiguously in favor of orderly Europe."—Arch Tait, translator

The characters exist in the cross-cultural space between Russia and Germany. Dmitry Vachedin describes his personal experiences of growing up as a German in Russia and then moving to Germany to find himself an alien again.

Influenced by Vladimir Nabokov and Thomas Mann, Dmitry Vachedin is a winner of the Debut and Russian prizes.

 

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Dmitry Vachedin was born in 1982 in St Petersburg and moved to Germany with his parents in 1999. He graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz with a degree in Political Science and Slavic Studies. Currently he lives in Bonn and works as a journalist for Deutsche Welle. At the age of 25 he won the Debut Prize for his short stories. In 2010 his novel Snow Germans was nominated for the Russian Prize, and in 2012 he became the winner of the Russian Prize with his short stories.
 
Published April 16, 2013 by GLAS New Russian Writing. 300 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Vachedin lets the characters speak for themselves and the reader pass judgement, which still makes for an entertaining book.

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