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Vilnius Poker

by Ricardas Gavelis & Elizabeth Novickas

The "turning point in Lithuanian literature," Vilnius Poker is, according to Green Apple Books, the "best Lithuanian Zombie Novel ever."


My First Suicide

by Jerzy Pilch & David Frick

Ten connected stories about life in Poland that straddle the line between intimate revelation and drunken confession.


High Tide

by Inga Abele & Kaija Straumanis

The story of a woman's life told in reverse, this is the first Latvian novel to be published in America.


Pushkin Hills

by Sergei Dovlatov

An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and he is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve...


Aaron's Leap

by Magdaléna Platzová & Craig Cravens

A multigenerational saga inspired by Bauhaus artists and the impact of the Holocaust’s lingering legacy on their children and protégés


Maya Pill

by German Sadulaev & Carol Apollonio

German Sadulaev’s follow-up to his acclaimed I am a Chechen! is set in a twenty-first century Russia, phantasmagorical and violent. A bitingly funny twenty-first century satire, The Maya Pill is strange,...


Petroleum Venus: a novel

by Alexander Snegirev & Arch Tait

Based on personal experience, this is the tragicomic story of a single father of a 14-year-old son with Down syndrome


A Grain of Truth

by Zygmunt Miloszewski & Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Prosecutor Szacki’s investigation of a murder in a Polish town reveals the poisonous anti-Semitism that haunts all who live there.


The Attic

by Danilo Kis & John K. Cox

The Attic explores the relationship of a young man, known only as Orpheus, to the art of writing; it also tracks his relationship with a colorful cast of characters.


Bride and Groom

by Alisa Ganieva & Carol Apollonio

Runner-up for 2015 Russian Booker Prize.

From one of the most exciting voices in modern Russian literature, Alisa Ganieva, comes Bride and Groom, the tumultuous love story of two young city-dwellers who meet...


Four Towers

by Efim Boone's Shmakov

Four Towers is a thrilling tale of good versus evil. It is second and final book from the series called Zondon Alliance and the Order of Inquisition.

As Zondon was attacked over and over by the forces of evil,...


The Beggar and Other Stories

by Gaïto Gazdanov & Bryan Karetnyk

Translated for the first time, the best short stories by the 'modernist master' Gazdanov, author of The Spectre of Alexander Wolf

In a Paris underpass, dirty and dressed in rags, stands a silent beggar. In the...


Soviet Milk

by Nora Ikstena & Margita Gailitis

The literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm now published for the first time in English.

This novel considers the effects of Soviet rule on a single individual. The central character in the story tries...


The Same Night Awaits Us All

by Hristo Karastoyanov & Izidora Angel

Thirty years after being secretly executed by government agents, the remains of the great Bulgarian poet, Geo Milev, were found in a mass grave. The Same Night Awaits Us All reconstructs the final year and a...


Swallowing Mercury

by Wioletta Greg & Eliza Marciniak

While political change hums in the background, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit agricultural community in 1980s Poland: the superstitions of the village women, rumored visits from the pope, the...


Salki

by Wojciech Nowicki & Jan Pytalski

Recipient of the Gdynia Literary Award, the appropriately titled Salki—a "salki" is an attic to store memorabilia—is a travel narrative focused as much on moving through time as space. As he travels from city...


The Golden Calf

by Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov, Konstantin Gurevich & Helen Anderson

Ostap Bender, one of Russia's most beloved literary characters and an unrelenting con man, is trying to scam a scammer in The Golden Calf and swindle enough to be able to move to Rio. One of the funniest, and...


The Year of the Comet

by Sergei Lebedev & Antonina W. Bouis

"A clear poetic sensibility built to stand against the forces of erasure."—The Wall Street Journal

"Lebedev takes his place beside Solzhenitsyn and other great writers who have refused to abide by silence."—...


Walker on Water

by Kristiina Ehin & Ilmar Lehtpere

A woman cultivates a knack for walking on water, but is undermined by her husband's brain, which he removes each night when he returns home from work; a couple overcomes the irksome mischief of the gods; a skeptical...


The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard's Story

by Sergei Dovlatov

Written in Sergei Dovlatov’s unique voice and unmatched style, The Zone is a satirical novelization of Dovlatov’s time as a prison guard for the Soviet Army in the early 1960s. Snapshots of the prison are...