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Series: Russian Library
Translated by: Lisa C. Hayden
Foreword by: Larisa Vapnyar
Klotsvog is a novel about being Jewish in the Soviet Union and the historical trauma of World War II—and it’s a novel about the petty dramas and demons of one wonderfully vain woman. Maya Abramovna Klotsvog has had quite a life, and she wants you to know all about it.

Author Information

Margarita Khemlin (1960–2015) was born in Chernigov, Ukraine, and lived in Moscow. Her works were shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize and the Big Book Prize. Her books include The Investigator (2015).

Lisa Hayden has translated works from Russian including Eugene Vodolazkin’s The Aviator, Solovyov and Larionov, and Laurus. She blogs at Lizok’s Bookshelf, focusing on contemporary Russian fiction.


Brian Horowitz, Tulane University:
Truly a masterpiece of Russian fiction.

Audience: Professional and scholarly;General/trade;