A Novel

Book - 2015
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On a rainy afternoon in London's old Chelsea, a charming multi-billionaire Russian oligarch, Gorsky, walks into an ailing bookshop and writes the first of several quarter-of-a-million pound checks. With that money,Gorsky has tasked Nikola, the store's bored and brilliant clerk, with sourcing books for a massive personal library, which which will be housed in the magnificent, palatial home Gorsky happens to be building immediately next to Nikola's own modest dwelling. Gorsky needs a tasteful collection of Russian literature to woo a long-lost love, no matter that she happens to be married to an Englishman. His passion for her surpasses even his immeasurable wealth, and Nikola will be drawn into a world of opulence, greed, capitalism, sex, and beauty as he helps Gorsky pursue this doomed love.
Publisher: New York : The Overlook Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781468312232
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 21 cm


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Mar 02, 2018

I did read this novel to the end, but I do not know why. It was very light and unsurprising.

MissAnnie Jan 04, 2017

As noted by the author, this book could easily be called, The Great Gorsky. With more than a passing nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald, the retiring bookseller,Nicholas, peeps into the exotic world of the London uber-rich. The wealthy Russian book collectors who frequent the shop only appear to be self-contained, calm and collected. Each one has their own sub-plot and we watch along with Nicholas as theses stories unfold.


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