Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Alina Bronsky

Baba Dunja's Last Love

Cover: Baba Dunja's Last Love - Alina Bronsky

Alina Bronsky

Baba Dunja's Last Love

2016, pp. 192, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609453336
Translated by: Tim Mohr
Region: Russia
Available as ebook Available as ebook Available as ebook
$ 16.00
READ NOW READ NOW READ NOW
Sample chapter Sample chapter Sample chapter

The book

Government warnings about radiation levels in her hometown (a stone’s throw from Chernobyl) be damned! Baba Dunja is going home. And she’s taking a motley bunch of her former neighbors with her. With strangely misshapen forest fruits to spare and the town largely to themselves, they have pretty much everything they need and they plan to start anew.

The terminally ill Petrov passes the time reading love poems in his hammock; Marja takes up with the almost 100-year-old Sidorow; Baba Dunja whiles away her days writing letters to her daughter. Life is beautiful. That is until one day a stranger turns up in the village and once again the little idyllic settlement faces annihilation.

From the prodigiously talented Alina Bronsky, this is a return to the iron-willed and infuriatingly misguided older female protagonist that she made famous with her unforgettable Russian matriarch, Rosa Achmetowna, in The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine. Here she tells the story of a post-meltdown settlement, and of an unusual woman, Baba Dunja, who, late in life, finds her version of paradise.

The author

Alina Bronsky
The Daily Beast calls Alina Bronsky "an exciting new voice in the literary world." Bronsky is the author of Broken Glass Park and The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Born in Yekaterinburg, an industrial town at the foot of the Ural Mountains in central Russia, Bronsky now lives in Berlin.

Press

From the same country

  • Cover: A Volga Tale - Guzel Yakhina

    Guzel Yakhina

    A Volga Tale

    2023, pp. 512, $ 28.00
    A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE The longest river in Europe, the Volga, divides the continent in two. On one side, mighty mountains,...
  • Cover: Not Russian - Mikhail Shevelev

    Mikhail Shevelev

    Not Russian

    2022, pp. 160, $ 17.00
    A gripping, illuminating novel about recent Russian aggressions and the humans caught in the crossfire.
  • Cover: Red Crosses - Sasha Filipenko

    Sasha Filipenko

    Red Crosses

    2021, pp. 208, $ 17.00
    Sasha Filipenko traces the arc of Russian history from Stalin’s terror to the present day,  in a  novel full of heart and humanity.
  • Cover: 12 Who Don't Agree - Valery Panyushkin

    Valery Panyushkin

    12 Who Don't Agree

    2011, pp. 224, $ 15.00
    The battle for freedom in Putin's Russia

More suggestions

  • Cover: Goodnight Tokyo - Atsuhiro Yoshida

    Atsuhiro Yoshida

    Goodnight Tokyo

    2024, pp. 176, $ 18.00
    A symphony of interconnected lives that offers a compelling reflection on life in modern-day metropolises at the intersection of isolation and intimacy.
  • Cover: Forgotten on Sunday - Valérie Perrin

    Valérie Perrin

    Forgotten on Sunday

    2024, pp. 304, $ 28.00
    An unforgettable story about an unlikely friendship and about healing the wounds of a broken past from the million-copy bestselling author of Fresh...
  • Cover: A Good Life - Virginie Grimaldi

    Virginie Grimaldi

    A Good Life

    2024, min., $ 29.95
    Read by Liz Fodor Laughter, tears, the transformative power of love, unexpected revelations, and striking natural beauty: these are the ingredients...
  • Cover: A Good Life - Virginie Grimaldi

    Virginie Grimaldi

    A Good Life

    2024, pp. 288, $ 28.00
    Laughter, tears, the transformative power of love, unexpected revelations, and striking natural beauty: these are the ingredients that combine to...
  • Cover: Silence of the Choir - Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

    Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

    Silence of the Choir

    2024, pp. 372, $ 18.00
    A polyphonic tale of immigration and community by “the most promising Senegalese writer of his generation” ( Le Monde) and winner of the 2021...
  • Cover: The Other Profile - Irene Graziosi

    Irene Graziosi

    The Other Profile

    2024, 436 min., $ 28.95
    A story of a conflicted friendship and its unraveling, told against the background of an ever-present, mind-twisting social media-verse

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

Are you a librarian? Click here!

X