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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Marra Narrator: Beata Pozniak, Mark Bramhall, Rustam Kasymov Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking.

A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts.

In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As in his acclaimed novel, Marra finds in Chechnya an inspiration for his uniquely funny, tragic, bizarre, and memorable fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Powerful…strikingly reimagines nearly a century of changes in Russia. [T]he book’s brilliance and humor are laced with the somber feeling that the country is allergic to evolution.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The collection feel[s] more like a multifaceted novel than a set of stories. A portrait of a country touched by loss, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”


  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Awesome New Books You Need to Read This Fall
  • An Indie Next List Pick for October 2015
  • A Washington Post Best Audiobook of 2015
  • A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015
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