Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Tsar of Love and Techno

The Tsar of Love and Techno

Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Hogarth
Publication Date: October 6, 2015

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.
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.
My Thoughts: I love sweeping books that include multiple generations and differing perspectives. I'll admit the title of this book is what drew me but the synopsis is what made it the book I'm waiting on this Wednesday!


  1. AH such a cool cover! LOL took me a second to realize the pretty swirls were the unspooled tape. This really looks great.

  2. I can't wait to read this one as well. As soon as I saw it on Edelweiss weeks ago, I immediately requested it.

  3. This sounds really interesting and I love the cover. Great pick!

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  4. Love that cover! Not sure if it's my kind of book. Hope you get ahold of it soon.
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  5. This is new to me! Thanks for sharing

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